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Positions as Visa Officer at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok - Vietnamese language skills mandatory

The Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok is looking for two fulltime Visa Officers to join the embassy's visa team. This is a possibility to work with great and experienced colleagues in a multicultural environment.

Position: Full-time Visa Officer. The positions are open to people with native Vietnamese language proficiency only. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Application deadline: 26.05.2019.

Place of employment: The Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok.

The number of visa applications from nationals with a visa requirement has been steadily increasing in recent years. The Danish Embassy in Bangkok has now been selected as a so-called regional visa hub. This means that the visa team will process an increased number of visa applications from now over 13,500 to expected approximately 19,000 a year from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Oceania by October 1 2019. The process will be very exciting and requires skilled, flexible and motivated employees.

Job description

You will be part of a large team, which at the time of writing counts 14 employees. The main responsibilities include thorough and correct data entry, case processing of visa applications as well as residence permit applications. Your job will be to handle the applications in a service-minded manner while ensuring compliance with the Schengen Visa rules.

As part of the regionalisation of the visa area, you will be involved in the regionalisation project, including getting an important role in the implementation of the enlargement.

The work includes key control functions in the process of issuing visas. You must show an understanding of and ability to work in depth with the cases and show great thoroughness and responsibility in your work.

Good judgment, work efficiency and delivering at a high level of service is key to emphasize and reinforce Denmark's already good reputation in Bangkok.

Qualifications and requirements

We are looking for:

  • Sensible language skills: fluency in written and spoken Vietnamese and English are a necessity, while knowledge Thai will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with visa applications is an advantage, however not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of administration is an advantage.
  • Sound judgement abilities.
  • Knowledge of working across cultures is an advantage.
  • Robustness and ability to handle stressful situations in a competent manner.
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office programs.

The Visa Officers will be employed according to regulations for local staff at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok. The appointment is subject to a successful security clearance obtained from the relevant Danish authority. 

How to apply

Interested applicants who believe they have the necessary professional and personal skills are encouraged to apply for positions by sending a motivation letter including information on relevant experience, and a CV in English, no later than May 26, 2019. You can send your application by post to:

Embassy of Denmark
10, Sathorn soi 1 (Soi Attakarn Prasit)
South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120

Please mark the envelope: "Application CW1".

If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact the embassy on tel: +66 (0) 2 343 1100 or e-mail to bkkamb@um.dk

The Embassy emphasizes equal opportunities for everyone and welcomes applications from qualified persons regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality or disability.
You can read more on our webpage:
http://thailand.um.dk/en.aspx and on our Facebook page @DKinThailand.