The 4th of April 2014, the new Danish Visa Centre opened near Worker’s stadium in Sanlitun, Beijing. The event was hosted by the Danish Ambassador to China, Friis Arne Petersen and among the guests were both Chinese and Danish travel agencies.
Denmark was one of the first EU countries to open a visa centre in China in 2010 and since then, Denmark has expanded the number of the visa centres, so it is now possible to hand in visa applications at centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing. Denmark is thereby one of the most easily reachable Schengen countries for handing in visa applications in China.
The opening was hosted by the Danish ambassador to China, Friis Arne Petersen, who said about the opening:
“In our continued effort to improve the cooperation between Denmark and China, I am happy to open this new visa centre. Travels to Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands are very attractive for many Chinese, who want a different experience and this visa centre is the first step on the way to Denmark”.
Since 2010, Denmark has seen a great increase in travellers to Denmark.
The Kingdom of Denmark offers a unique opportunity for the Chinese travellers to see the fairy tale country of Hans Christian Andersen, icebergs and midnight sun in Greenland and the extraordinary and unspoiled nature at the Faroe Islands. Denmark is the only Schengen country, which can also issue visa for Greenland and Faroe Islands together with the Schengen visa.
At the event, a special family, who is going to Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands in April, gave a presentation about their upcoming trip. To make their trip even better, they received a gift certificate for a dinner in Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen, lunch at restaurant The Ugly Duckling in Odense, Fairytale pass to the sights in Odense, tickets to Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, a LEGO set and not least jewelry from House of Amber.
Words and photo: Denmark in China