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As part of the Kingdom of Denmark and the biggest non-continental island in the world, Greenland is sure to excite any tundra-trekker or wilderness lover. Here in Greenland, you can go exploring without seeing anyone for miles among the glaciers and icebergs. Though its not all snow and ice: the wildlife is impressive too. You're sure to see whales, seals, walruses, and even polar bears. We recommend mountain-climbing and dog-sledding across the vast interior of the country.
Before you travel to Greenland, you need to check if you need a visa. As mentioned above, Greenland is Dutch territory, however it is not a member of the Schengen Area. Nonetheless, the island maintains an open border with Schengen Area nationals. All the other nationalities must submit a visa application at the nearest diplomatic mission or embassy of Denmark.
If you want to find out whether or not you need a visa, we recommend you use iVisa’s fast and simple Visa Checker Tool. Just click on the Visa Checker button you see in the top right corner, select your nationality from the drag-down menu on the left, and on the right, choose Greenland as your destination. In seconds, you'll know if you need a visa. If this is the case, we provide some useful information such as a list of the nearest embassies where you can apply.
Unfortunately, iVisa does not currently process Greenland visa applications. However, we still like helping travelers, which is why you can contact our free 24/7 visa support service.
We recommend doing more research on your nation-specific requirements for the pre-departure application process. You can find a lot of info online, but we advise you to use it as a reference only since websites can be incorrect or offer outdated info. Therefore, we recommend that you call the diplomatic mission of Denmark for any further questions you may have. What iVisa can tell you is that travelers who wish to visit Greenland will likely need to have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of arrival. However, note that citizens of EU/EEA countries can access the islands with just a national ID card.
We are sorry that we cannot help you any further with the visa application process, but we hope that the information above is of some assistance.
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