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Important Visa Information

Appointments & Locations

Visiting the Embassy

The Embassy is located at Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24 in Østerbro, Copenhagen. The nearest S-train station is Østerport station.

Criteria for Requesting an Expedited Appointment

Applicants should plan to apply well in advance of their scheduled travel.  We suggest several weeks in advance when possible.  We are able to expedite visa appointments only rarely in the following circumstances:

  • In case of a personal or family medical emergency requiring travel to the United States.
  • The death of an immediate family member in the United States (spouse, child, parent, or sibling).
  • C1/D airline or shipping crew with upcoming travel

To request an expedited appointment, please visit ustraveldocs.com

After Issuance

Approved visas will be ready approximately 7 business days after your visa interview. If you have chosen passport Pick-Up, you will receive an e-mail stating when your passport is available for pick-up at: Mail Boxes Etc., Østerbrogade 226, 2100 København Ø.

If you have chosen Premium Delivery, you will receive an e-mail with your UPS tracking number, and your package will be delivered to you in approximately 48 hours.*

*Does not apply to A, G, and NATO visa applicants.

Security Information

Please have a form of photo identification available to present to the guard. Once verified, the guard will begin the security scanning process, which is similar to that of most international airports.

When entering the security area, the guard will ask you to empty your pockets of all metal items, no matter what size and shape. Belts with a metal buckle must also be removed.

All small electronic items, such as mobile phones, iPods, MP 3 players and USB keys, must be left with the guards. The items stay in the security area, where you may recover them upon your departure. The guard provides a receipt for your items.

Due to security restrictions, no portable computers, iPads, eReaders (such as Kindles or Nooks) and large bags (back packs, suitcases, etc.) are allowed in the embassy.

Knives and other weapon-like items are prohibited
in the Embassy. If you have a knife or other weapon-like item on your person or in your baggage, you must tell the guard. Any knife or other weapon like item found by the guard during the search will be confiscated and turned over to the Danish police. You are strongly advised to leave all knives and other weapon-like items at home.

After emptying your pockets, please walk through the metal detector. If cleared by the detector and the guard, you continue forward and may recover your non-electronic items.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.