A visitor’s visa may be granted if you intend to travel to Norway as a tourist, on a family visit, on public business or a business trip, a study visit or other business. A visa for Norway and the Schengen area may be granted for up to 90 days. However, you may not stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days in the course of the past six months. This means that any stay in the Schengen area in the past six months must be taken into consideration when calculating the duration of a visa. The duration of the visa is stated on the visa sticker. The visa sticker also states the first permitted entry date and last permitted exit date.
In relation to the Schengen cooperation you will only need one Schengen visa to enter the territory. The Schengen visa allows you to free movement within the Schengen territory during the period for which the visa is valid. The Schengen territory includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It is worth noting that several European countries, including Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, Switzerland and Turkey, do not participate in the Schengen cooperation.
1. Completed application form, submitted on Application Portal Norway
2. Valid passport – must be valid for at least three months longer than the date of return
3. Passport size colour photo (white background, not smiling, visible ears)
4. Reservation of return ticket
5. Travel and medical insurance valid for Schengen countries for the total stay
6. A fee
7. Documentation of funds for the stay depending on purpose of the visit:
- Documentation of own funds for the stay (a minimum of NOK 500 per day - for example the last three months salary slips, bank statement, traveller’s cheques, international credit cards, etc.)
Visit friends or relatives settled in Norway
- Documentation of own funds or
- Guarantee declaration issued by a reference person. The guarantor should fill in a Guarantee Form obtained at the local police station in Norway
Public business or business trip
- Invitation letter from the company/institution to be visited in Norway
- Letter from employer certifying the purpose of the visit
- Documentation of funds for the stay
A visa is generally issued for a single entry. If you plan to travel outside the Schengen area and return within the period of the visa, the box for “Two entries” or “Multiple entries” must be ticked on the visa application form. The application must be accompanied by an explanation of why two or more entries are required. If the need arises for an extra entry after arrival in Norway, this must be applied for via the police in the same way as an application to extend a visa. You must be able to document your need for an extra entry (for example a business meeting, visit of family outside the Schengen area, etc.).
A visa does not entitle you to work or carry out any commercial enterprise during your visit. If you wish to work or stay for an extended period in Norway you must apply for a specific permit for this.
It takes 15 calendar days to obtain a visa, so please allow enough time for this process. Sometimes the Embassy forwards the application to the Directorate of Immigration in Oslo, Norway. If this is the case it can take up to 4 months to process the application. For more information please visit the Directorate of Immigrations web site: www.udi.no