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Biometric Enrollment
Effective 25 September 2014, the Visa Information System (VIS) will be launched in Turkey. VIS was first launched in North Africa in October 2011 and is being progressively deployed in all EU Schengen States' consulates and embassies worldwide (*). The VIS is aimed at simplifying the visa application process and border control procedures as well as fighting the counterfeit of documents and theft of identity.

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Under the VIS, mandatory fingerprinting is introduced for all passport categories. The Schengen missions in Turkey must collect biometric data – fingerprinting of ten fingers - from all visa applicants. Consequently, all visa applicants, irrespective of nationality, shall be required to present themselves in one of the Visa Application Centres in Turkey

(*)[1]Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

The following categories of applicants are exempted from the requirement to provide fingerprints (Article 13(7) of the Visa Code): but are required to apply personally.

a. Children under the age of 12; but are required to apply personally.
b. Applications for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. If the fingerprinting of fewer than 10 fingers is possible, the maximum number of fingerprints shall be taken. However, should the impossibility be temporary, the applicant shall be required to give the fingerprints at the following application. The authorities competent in accordance with Article 4(1), (2) and (3) shall be entitled to ask for further clarification of the grounds for the temporary impossibility. Member States shall ensure that appropriate procedures guaranteeing the dignity of the applicant are in place in the event of there being difficulties in enrolling.
c. Heads of State or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organizations for an official purpose;
d. Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organizations for an official purpose.

Basic Procedure

Biometrics will be collected using a quick, discreet and non-intrusive process that captures a 10-digit fingerprint scan with a digital finger scanner. And for the required missions (*), a live digital photograph will be taken at the time of application. For some missions (*) also electronic signature will be required.

The applicants fingertips should be free from any forms of decoration (henna, for example), abrasions or other markings, and any facial cuts and bruises should have healed or disappeared prior to providing biometric data as these may affect the ability to provide acceptable finger-scans and photographs. The applicants face must be clearly visible for a photograph to be taken. This means that; hair covering the applicant's eyes hat or scarf or any other item that obscures the face, hair or neck (with the exception of religious head coverings detailed below)will not be allowed.

If the applicant wear a head or neck covering for religious reasons the face is clearly visible, from the bottom of your chin to above your eyebrows including both cheeks. If possible both ears should also be displayed. Applicants wearing glasses can be asked to remove these when the photograph is taken.

Applicants who are physically unable to provide a fingerprint scan will have to provide a medical certificate to support their claim.

(*)[2]Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Spain, Sweden

(*)[3] Denmark, Sweden


What is biometrics enrollment for Visa?
  This is a simple and discreet procedure completed and submitted along with your application form.
Who needs to provide biometrics?
  All foreign nationals outside the European Economic Area visiting the Schengen countries
Why must I give my biometrics as part of my application?
  Providing biometrics helps to protect the identities of genuine applicants. It is easier for individuals to prove their identity and their travel status. It helps the Schengen countries tackle immigration abuse and identity fraud just to name a few.
Where can I complete this procedure?
  You will be able to enroll your biometric data at the Visa Application Center after submitting your application. Please visit our website at http://www.denmarkvac-tr.com/ or call our helpline at 0090 212 373 58 03 for more information.
What happens when I enroll my Biometrics information?
  Enrolling your biometric information is a quick and clean process. We use the photograph submitted to us on the application for a facial scan, then you put your fingers on a glass screen to be scanned - there is no ink or mess. We are aware of the need to protect the dignity, privacy and modesty of applicants, and there will be special arrangements for applicants where needed.
How long does it take?
  The biometric enrolment process takes up to 10 minutes. There may be a short wait while we check your data.
What about any medical or physical conditions that may require special arrangements for certain applicants?
  If you or any dependents have a medical or physical condition which may require special arrangements to be made in order for your biometric features to be recorded, you must obtain a medical report or other document giving the details of any such condition and enclose it with your application. Appropriate documentary evidence would be a letter from a treating clinician, such as a practicing doctor registered with the General Medical Council, giving details of the condition and/or special needs and explaining any arrangements that may be necessary.
What happens if I refuse to give my biometrics?
  If an applicant fails to make arrangements to provide his/her biometrics their application will be rejected.
Why do I have to be fingerprinted again when I gave my biometrics overseas as part of my visa/entry clearance application?
  This is to verify that an individual making an application is the same person who applied for the visa overseas and who came through the border.
Are children below 12 years required to be present in person to lodge a visa application at the Visa Application Centre?
  Yes, it is mandatory for children below 12 years to be present in person to lodge the application at the visa application centre.
Can children between the ages of 12 to 18 lodge an application without any accompanying adult?
  No, minors are always required to be accompanied by either a parent or guardian when lodging an application at the Visa Application Centre. The accompanying adult is required to be present in the biometric booth at the time of biometric enrolment
Where can I access more information?
  You can get more information at the Visa Application Centre

Step 1
Applications for Danish visa and residence permits are accepted at the Visa Application Centre.

Step 2
Book an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre: To visit Visa Application Centre you need to Schedule Appointment. You can book an appointment online or by calling the Call Centre. Details provided on this website to schedule an appointment.

Submit your application: Visit Visa Application Centre as per appointment scheduled and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along with required supporting documents. You can click here to see VIP Premium Lounge Service information to submit your application through this dedicated service. You can also visit ‘’Additional Services’’ page to learn more on additional services.

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of The Embassy of Denmark, Ankara / The consulate General of Denmark, Istanbul.

Step 3
Please go to the link “All about visas” to understand details of various visas.

Step 4
Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.

"Note: Applicants applying for short-term visas (up to 90 days), who do not have private accommodation, should provide proof of a bank credit balance of the equivalent of at least 46 Euro per day of the total number of days they intend to stay in Denmark. If a reference guarantees the applicant’s accommodation as well as financial support during the stay in Denmark, this amount will not be required. However, the applicant must still prove that he/she has financial means to cover basic needs during his/her stay in Denmark. It should be emphasized that filing an application without providing proof of the 46 Euro/day will not automatically result in a refusal of the application.