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The Danish Embassy in Beijing is looking for Visa Officers’ (locally employed)

Position:          Visa and Consular Officers’
Location:         The Royal Danish Embassy, Beijing
Deadline:         23 January 2019
Starting date:  As soon as possible


The Danish Embassy in Beijing is searching for energetic and systematic persons for positions as locally employed Visa and Consular Officers. You will be part of a young and dynamic team of 12 colleagues. The team handles more than 12.000 applications for visa and residence permits to Denmark per year, as well as assisting Danes with consular cases.

Job Description
As a Visa Officer, your work will primarily consist of handling visa applications from Chinese citizens wishing to travel to Denmark.

You will become part of busy team. The demand for visa from China to Schengen is increasing and there is a great focus on our work from both Danish and Chinese authorities, the business community and the tourism industry. You must handle the applications in a service-minded manner while at the same time pay great attention to rules and regulations, which Denmark is part of in the Schengen cooperation. You will take part in making the final decision for approvals or rejection of applications. In practice, it involves interviews with hosts in Denmark, assessment of the information on the application and supporting documents put forward by the applicants, always paying attention to details.

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. During peak season, you must be willing and able to be flexible towards working hours outside of the Embassy’s normal working hours, 9-17.

We are looking for team-players, with an assertive personality and ability to stay focused under pressure.

• Relevant education or/and other relevant work experience
• Good language skills: fluent in Danish and/or English. Knowledge of Chinese language is an advantage, but not a requirement
• Able to handle stressful situations
• 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
• Able to work in a political environment
• Assertive personality and ability to maintain competent manners and a smile in difficult situations
• Flexible towards work tasks and hours

We offer
An exciting, intercultural and dynamic work environment with a range of diverse tasks, and great colleagues. We have a very informal tone of communication internally and offer staff benefits such as a gym and exercise classes after work and fresh fruit at the office. 
Employment conditions
• Standard working hours of 40 hours per week including 1 hour lunch
• 20 Annual paid holidays and local holidays, in accordance with the legally binding labor market rules and the local staff rules
• 80% coverage of the Embassy’s Health Insurance plan
• Salary in accordance with the China Mission’s salary policy that reflect qualifications and relevant experience
• Workplace pension scheme

To apply for the position, please forward your CV and motivated application incl. relevant documents and Photo before 23 January, 2019 to  Please indicate “Visa and Consular Officer, Beijing” and your name in the subject line.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Mrs Charlotte Duelund Zichau, Consul and Head of the Visa & Consular team, by e-mail: /+86 10 8532 9930

The Danish Embassy 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 Visa and Consular team of the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing issues more than 12.000 visa a year to Chinese travelling to Denmark and Schengen. A large part of the applications are lodged in the summer months which is therefore our busiest season. 

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