Greenland Visa Guidelines

Updated: 27th September 2023

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure from Greenland.

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA passport holders do not require a visa for a stay of less than 90 days.

For passport holders of other nationalities not included here, please check the Project Visa website for more information.

Greenland Visa Information for

South African Residents

Greenland is not part of the EU, so EU regulations on free movement do not apply. A normal Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Greenland. A passport valid for at least three months from your departure is required and a visa will only be issued if blank pages are available and if the passport has been issued in the last 10 years.

Requirements for the procurement of a Greenland visa are subject to change but application requirements include round-trip travel itinerary specifying entry and exit dates from the Schengen state and proof of funds to support yourself during your stay, along with a copy of your travel insurance policy. Nationals requiring visas for Greenland must have a Schengen visa issued by a Danish mission with the wording 'Valid for Greenland' in the comments section on the visa. Visas are issued by the Danish embassy in Pretoria.

Embassy of Denmark in Pretoria
iParioli Office Park
Block B2, Ground Floor
1166 Park Street
Hatfield, Pretoria
South Africa


See Also

To help you plan your trip to Greenland, take a look at our handy Travel Guide resources:

Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in Greenland
Top Travel Tips - information about food, currency and more
Top Acitivites and Excursions - featuring icebergs, glaciers and whales