U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Denmark

Denmark
Kingdom of Denmark

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
 
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 120 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 120 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-6 10 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO-7 1 None Multiple 24 Months
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

Danish citizens and legal permanent residents of Denmark are issued with a CPR number which is the national identification number. The ten digit number has the format DDMMYY-SSSS, where DDMMYY is the date of birth and SSSS is a sequence number, and uniquely identifies the individual in government databases and registers.

A NemID, a two factor authentication digital ID is available to individuals who are at least 15 years old, have CPR numbers and live in Denmark. NemID can be used for ordering police certificates, birth certificates and name change certificates online.

Individuals with a CPR number have, via NemID, online access to the their personal record in the CPR register which contains information such as the names and dates of birth of biological and adopted children, marital status and current and former addresses within Denmark. 

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees:  There are no fees

Document Name: 3 types of birth certificates exist:

  • “Personattest/Certificate of Personal data” is issued to persons born in (or baptized in) Denmark.
  • “Foedsels og Daabsattest” (Birth and Baptismal Certificate) is issued to individuals born in Denmark and baptized in a Danish State Church.
  • “Foedsels og Navneattest” (Birth and Name Certificate) is issued to individuals born in Denmark but not baptized in a Danish State Church.

Issuing Authority: Registrar of the Danish State Church office (“Sognekontor”).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Has the stamp of issuing parish and name of State Church official. An English language version is available.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: “Kordegn” or “Praest”.

Registration Criteria:  Child was born in Denmark

Procedure for Obtaining: New certificates can be ordered online with NemID via personregistrering.dk which is owned and maintained by Danish Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs (Kirkeministeriet) in cooperation with the Danish Appeals Board (Ankestyrelsen) or from the Registrar of the State Church office in the local parish. Personregistrering.dk is not currently available in an English version. The birth certificate will show the current name which the individual is registered with at time of issuance. It will not show previous names.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. New original certificates issued upon request.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Regarding Name Change:  Individuals with a CPR number can file for a Name change via personregistrering.dk with their NemID or through the Registrar of the State Church office in the local parish. They will be issued with a new “Personattest/Certificate of Personal data”. All previous names are kept on file with the State Church Registrar.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name:  “Dødsattest” (Doedsattest).

Issuing Authority: State Church Registrar (“Sognekontor”).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Has the stamp of issuing parish and name of State Church official.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: “Kordegn” or “Praest”.

Registration Criteria: Death occurred in Denmark.

Procedure for Obtaining: Contact the local State Church Registrar (“Sognekontor”).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: “Personattest/Certificate of Personal data” can be issued as a death certificate.

Exceptions: None

Comments: A death certificate issued by the State Church Register does not contain information about the cause of death. Death certificates containing information about the cause of death can be requested by medical doctors or insurance companies from the Danish SSI (Statens Serum Institut).

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name:  “Vielsesattest”.

Issuing Authority: Civil marriage certificates documenting marriages authorized by the municipality or by a denomination different from the Danish State church can be obtained from the town hall or the municipality where the wedding took place, often via NemID.

Certificates documenting marriages authorized by a minister of the State Church can be ordered online with a CPR number and NemID via personregistrering.dk or by contacting the Registrar of the State Church office in the parish where the wedding took place.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Depends on issuing authority.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Depends on issuing authority.

Registration Criteria: Marriage took place in Denmark.

Procedure for Obtaining: Depends on issuing authority. See above.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. New original certificates issued upon request.

Alternate Documents: “Personattest/Certificate of Personal data” can be issued to document marital status.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Divorce Certificates

Available If divorce was less than 10 years ago.

Fees: May apply.

Document Name: “Skilsmissebevilling”.

Issuing Authority: The State Administration (“Statsforvaltningen”).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: White paper, black print.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Kontorassistent (Clerk) or other administrative employee at The State Administration (“Statsforvaltningen”).

Registration Criteria: Divorce was granted by the Danish State Administration (“Statsforvaltningen”).

Procedure for Obtaining: Divorce is granted via Administrative Order by the State Administrative Office (Statsforvaltning). If the parties do not agree to the divorce and the conditions thereof, divorce will be granted by the court.

Certified Copies Available: If the divorce was less than 10 years ago, a certified copy of the divorce decree (“Skilsmissebevilling”) can be ordered from the State Administrative Office.

Alternate Documents: Res Judicata Statement (“Retskraftpaategning”).  If the State Administrative Office no longer has the divorce case on file, they can issue a Res Judicata Statement (“Retskraftpaategning”) which confirms that the divorce is final.

Exceptions: None

Comments: A “Seperationsbevilling”, also issued by the State Administrative Office, documents legal separation, and is not a divorce decree.

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees:  There are no fees

Document Name: Adoptionsbevilling.

Issuing Authority: The State Administration (“Statsforvaltningen”).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: (A4 – white and black)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  There is no issuing authority personnel title

Registration Criteria:  adoption was processed at The State Administration.

Procedure for Obtaining: Contact the State Administration (“Statsforvaltningen”).

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Identity Card

Available:  in an electronic format

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: NemID

Issuing Authority: Nets DanID A/S (not a government entity)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: two-factor authentication electronic ID

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Unknown

Registration Criteria: Holder of a Danish driving license or a Danish passport.

Procedure for Obtaining: See nemid.nu/dk-en/  . This website is owned and maintained by Nets, not by the Danish government.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments:  Danish citizens and legal permanent residents of Denmark are issued with a CPR number which is the national identification number. The ten digit number has the format DDMMYY-SSSS, where DDMMYY is the date of birth and SSSS is a sequence number, and uniquely identifies the individual in government databases and registers.  A NemID, a two factor authentication digital ID is available to individuals who are at least 15 years old, have CPR numbers and live in Denmark. NemID can be used for ordering police certificates, birth certificates and name change certificates online. Individuals with a CPR number have, via NemID, online access to the their personal record in the CPR register which contains information such as the names and dates of birth of biological and adopted children, marital status and current and former addresses within Denmark. The NemID is not issued by the Danish government, but it can, in combination with the government issued CPR number, be used by individuals to access their own personal information from government websites, medical files and other types of personally identifiable information.   

Police, Court, Prison Records

Court/Prison Records

Available

Fees:  May apply.  Amount varies.

Document Name: Court Transcript (“Domsudskrift”) or fine (“Bødeforelæg”)

Issuing Authority: Courthouse where the conviction took place or police station in the police district where the fine was issued.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Black print on white paper

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: “Domsudskrift” is issued by the court, “Boedeforelaeg” is issued by the police.

Registration Criteria:  Conviction was made by Danish court system.

Procedure for Obtaining: Contacting the courthouse where the individual was convicted, or in case of a fine (“Boedeforelaeg”) the police station where the fine was issued. If the conviction or fine is no longer available from the courthouse or police station due to the time passed since the conviction, it can often be obtained for a fee by contacting the State Archives (Statens Arkiver/Rigsarkivet).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  A “Boedeforelaeg” is a fine, typically issued for minor offenses and possession of minor amounts of controlled substances. If the person who received the fine claims “not guilty” to the offense and/or does not pay the fine, then the police will send the case to the courts, and the court will call in the defendant for court proceedings.

 

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: “Straffeattest”

Issuing Authority: Danish Police

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: If no entries it is a digital certificate, sent as .pdf via e-mail.  If there are entries/convictions, or the requester does not live in Denmark it can have other formats with signatures and/or stamps from the issuing police station.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  If no entries, the digital certificate, sent as .pdf via e-mail is signed (in copy) by the National Commissioner of Police

Registration Criteria: Conviction took place in Denmark.

Procedure for Obtaining: If no convictions are registered on the police certificate, it can be obtained on-line with a NemID. An English version is available. Danes living abroad can obtain a Police Certificate by following the instructions  Danish National Police’s website. The Danish National Police’s website is also available in English, but instructions on how to order the police certificate are only available in Danish.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments:  Entries are expunged from the Police Certificate max. 5 years from the time of release from prison, or in case of no prison sentence 5 years from the date of the conviction.

Military Records

Available

Fees:  There are no fees

Document Name: There are 3 types:

  • Not Drafted or Unfit for Service:
    Individuals who have attended Defense Day/Session but were not drafted for military service (and who did not previously work for the Danish military or the Danish Emergency Management Agency (Civilforsvaret)) may request a "Certification (Draft Board)". The certificate will state why the person was not drafted.
  • Previous military service:
    Individuals who previously served in the Danish military may request a "Certification Regarding Military Service".
    The certificate will state: Military rank, branch (Army, Navy or Air Force), dates of service, military specialty, and whether the person has received training in handling explosives.
    Danish Emergency Management Agency (Civilforsvaret)
    Individuals who are serving or have served in the Danish Emergency Management Agency (Civilforsvaret) may request a "Certification Regarding Service in the Danish Emergency Management Agency". The certificate will state: Military rank, dates of service, specialty occupation or training.
  • Persons on Active Duty:
    Persons currently employed by the Danish military should contact the address below for information on how to obtain a military record.

Issuing Authority: Certification (Draft Board) and Certification Regarding Military Service are issued by the Danish Defense Personnel Organization. Certification Regarding Service in the Danish Emergency Management Agency is issued by Beredskabsstyrelsen (Danish National Rescue Service).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Sent as a .pdf document to a secure e-mail address (e-boks)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Senior Clerk

Registration Criteria:  Depends on type of certificate. See the above

Procedure for Obtaining: E-mail Forsvarsministeriets Personalestyrelse, Totalforsvarsarkivet  at TFA@mil.dk with the following information: Name, date of birth and type of certificate requested.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: A military record can only be requested upon application from the individual concerned, and it can only be sent directly to the applicant due to the Danish privacy act.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): There are several types of Danish machine-readable passports and travel documents which can be recognized by the color of the cover.

Diplomatic and official type passports:

  • Bright red cover: Diplomatic passport (“Diplomatpas”) issued to Danish Diplomats.
  • Dark blue cover: Official passport (“Tjenestepas”) issued to certain non-diplomatic staff members in the Danish Foreign Service and members of parliament.

Regular type passports:

  • Maroon cover:  Danish nationality passport. Issued to persons who are Danish Citizens.
  • Dark green cover: Faeroese passport.

Other types of passports and travel documents:

  • Grey cover:  Alien’s passport issued to persons legally residing in Denmark if they are either granted asylum in Denmark or if they are not able to obtain a nationality passport from their country of citizenship.
  • Light blue cover: Refugee travel document (“Konventionspas”) issued to individuals granted refugee status under the UN convention.

Temporary passports are not booklets, but fold-outs without a cover. They are not machine readable, valid for a maximum of one year and issued if production of a regular passport is not possible before the individual’s travel date.

  • Fees: For the maroon Danish nationality passport the issuance fees are
    • 0-11 Y/O: 115 DKK (2017)
    • 12-17 Y/O:  141 DKK (2017)
    • 18-64 Y/O: 626 DKK (2017)
    • Older than 65: 376 DKK (2017)

Document Name: Pas

Issuing Government Authority: Regular passports are issued by the Municipality Citizens Services office. Official and diplomatic passports are issued by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: See “Types Available”

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Depends on the passport type. For the maroon Danish nationality passport the municipality is the issuing authority.

Registration Criteria: Depends on the passport type

Procedure for Obtaining:  Depends on the passport type.  For the maroon Danish nationality passport:  Book an appointment with the Municipality Citizens services (Borgerservice). Bring an old passport or a Birth certificate + photo ID. When applying for a passport for a child, the child must attend.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Other Documents Available:  There are no other documents available

Other Records

Name Change

Persons in possession of a Danish Social Security Number (CPR-number) can file for a name change with the Registrar of the State Church Office in his local parish. The Registrar will issue a new Birth and Baptismal/Name Certificate. All previous names are kept on file with the State Church Registrar. Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, any person may ask for release of information registered in his name by contacting the State Church Registrar in writing. State Church Registrations have been entered electronically since 2003, which makes it possible to request release of information online over your digital signature by visiting www.personregistrering.dk

 

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Contact Information

Post Title:  Copenhagen, Denmark (Embassy)  dk.usembassy.gov

Address:  Dag Hammarskjölds  Allé 24, 2100 København Ø

Phone Number: (+45) 33 41 71 00 Fax: (+45) 35 43 02 23

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

Non Immigrant Visas and LPR services provided at the Embassy in Copenhagen.

Immigrant visa processing for applicants living in Denmark takes place in Stockholm, Sweden.