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Norway is the westernmost, northernmost—and in fact the easternmost—of the three Scandinavian countries. Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.
Nationals of Schengen states can stay in Norway for up to 90 days without applying for a visa. This also applies to foreign nationals who have residence permits in one of the Schengen states.
If you are exempt from the visa requirement for entering Norway, you can stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days during a period of 180 days. This means that after a 90-day stay, you cannot return to the Schengen area until a further 90 days have passed. It is your responsibility to comply with this requirement.
All countries and territories that are members of the Schengen acquis, of the EU or of EFTA. Positive visa list of countries (also known as White Schengen List) from whose citizens no visa is required to enter the territory of the EU member states for a period of maximum 90 days.
Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside in Norway permanently, you will have to apply for a different Norway Schengen Visa, accordingly.
General required documents for a Norway Visa Application:
Depending on the purposes of stay, some additional documents may be required as follow:
The way to apply for Norway visa is the same as other schengen visa country, to apply for Norway visa just follow these steps:
The processing time for a Schengen visa to Norway is up 15 days from the date the application is received at the Embassy. It may take longer depending on the type of visa.
All applicants must download the visa application form, fill in the required details and submit it with mandatory documents to start the process for a Norway visa.
You can download Norway visa application form from internet or get directly from the embassy or consulate. It is recommended to contact nearest Norway embassy or consulate before starting prepare all required documents for application process.
All applicants including children/infants travelling must book an appointment in advance and be present at the Norwegian Visa Application Center on the scheduled date and time.
Applicants will be allowed to enter the Norwegian Visa Application Center only if they have scheduled appointment. Please make sure you have prepared the documents properly in the same order as on the checklists posted on the Embassy’s web site. It is important to print out the Cover Letter from the Application Portal, and attach a picture to it.
Upon your arrival at the Norwegian Visa Application Center, our officers at the counter will collect your visa application documents to check for completion as well as your passport. You will be issued a receipt for the application fees paid as an acknowledgement for the submission of visa application. (Visa fees must be paid online only, when filling out the online application form). The last step is biometric data collection which will be done in the Norwegian Visa Application Center.
The visa fees must be paid online with debit or credit card during the registration process.
A visitor’s visa allows you to stay in Norway or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days.
Applicants are free to apply up to 90 days prior to their date of travel. We recommend that you apply at least 3 weeks prior to your date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.
If you are planning to visit countries outside Schengen (i.e. UK, Turkey, Croatia are the most common) you need to apply for a multiple entry visa. And if you are planning to return to Schengen, you will need to show tickets to other countries, and might have to apply for separate visas to those countries outside of Schengen.
Please prepare a short explanation in a letter format explaining why you require multiple entries and submit all the supporting documents along with your application form on your appointment date.