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The Danish Consulate General in Shanghai is looking for a new Visa Officer - (Nordic Citizen)

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Position:                     Visa and Consular Officer

Location:                    The Royal Danish Consulate General, Shanghai

Deadline:                    18 September 2017

The launch of the ‘China-Denmark Year of Tourism’ combined with an increased interest among Chinese citizen in visiting Northern Europe and Schengen has created a demand for new visa-staff at our mission in Shanghai.

The Danish Consulate General in Shanghai is therefore searching for an energetic and systematic person for the position as locally employed Visa and Consular Officer to be employed as soon as possible.


Job Description

As a visa officer your work will primarily consist of handling visa applications from Chinese citizens wishing to travel to Denmark and Iceland.

The visa officer`s duty is to receive visa applications, interview applicants, check correctness of all the information provided by applicants, communicate with parties relevant for the case handling and in fraud revealing, writing reports and make the final decision for  approvals or rejection of applications. In practice, it involves interviews with applicants and hosts in Denmark, telephone calls to banks, employers, and numerous other references put forward by the applicants, paying attention always to details.

There is a great focus on our work from both Danish and Chinese authorities. As a visa officer you will need to demonstrate sound judgement and ability to handle complex Schengen rules, always delivering results with a high level of service that will match Denmark`s elevated reputation in China.

Your job will also include assisting Danish citizens in China with passport applications and consular cases of various nature. It might be necessary that you are flexible to work extra during peak season and occasionally hours outside the consulates working hours, which are normally 9-17, however, compensation will be provided.





We are looking for team-players, with an assertive personality and ability to keep the overview under pressure.


  • Relevant higher education or/and other relevant work experience
  • Good language skills: fluent in Danish and English. Knowledge of Chinese language is an advantage, but not a requirement
  • Able to handle stressful situation
  • Always detail oriented and constant awareness of the visa work as an important tool to show the best of Denmark every time.
  • Experience from working in a cross-cultural environment
  • Comfortable working in a political environment
  • Assertive personality and ability to maintain competent manners and a smile in difficult situations.
  • Must be Danish or Nordic citizen (residence permit is not sufficient)
  • Flexible towards work tasks and hours





To apply for the position, please forward your CV and motivated application incl. relevant documents and Photo before September 18, 2017 to  Please indicate “Visa and Consular Officer, Shanghai” and your name in the subject line.






For any questions regarding the position, please contact Mr. Tom Meyer Jensen, Deputy Head of Visa & Consular Department, by e-mail:, or Ms. Lone Holm, Deputy Consul General,

The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability. The chosen candidate must present a “Non-Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.




About us


The Royal Danish Consulate General is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Consulate General consist of the Royal Danish Consulate General, Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai and Invest in Denmark, Shanghai. We are an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 50 employees, 6 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For further information about the work in the department, please go to our website.