Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
Norway is a member of the Schengen Area, which means that if you have a valid Schengen visa, you can travel to Norway and any of the other 26 Schengen countries without having to go through border controls.
A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa that allows you to stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
If you are not a citizen of a country that is visa-exempt for travel to Norway, you will need to apply for a Schengen visa before you travel.
In general, you should allow at least two months to apply for a Schengen visa.
The Schengen area is a zone in which 27 European countries (including Norway) have abolished their internal borders to allow for free and unrestricted movement of people, while also adhering to common rules for controlling external borders and combating criminality by bolstering the common judicial system and police cooperation.
Except for Ireland and the nations that will soon be part of Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Cyprus, the Schengen area encompasses the majority of EU countries. Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein are all members of the Schengen zone despite not being EU members.
You can select from the following options when applying for your Norway Visa:
Norway Schengen Visa Purposes
A Norway Schengen visa allows you to stay in Norway for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. You can use your visa to travel to any of the other 26 Schengen countries during your stay.
The following are the most common purposes for a Norway Schengen visa:
-Tourism: If you are planning to visit Norway for sightseeing, visiting family or friends, or attending a cultural event, you will need a Schengen visa.
-Business: If you are traveling to Norway for business purposes, such as attending a conference or meeting with clients, you will need a Schengen visa.
-Medical treatment: If you are traveling to Norway for medical treatment, you will need a Schengen visa.
-Study: If you are planning to study in Norway for less than 90 days, you will need a Schengen visa.
Transit: If you are passing through Norway on your way to another country, you may not need a visa, but it is always best to check beforehand
Please see the standard set of required documents below:
Your passport. It must be valid for at least another three months after the date you intend to return and have at least two blank visa pages.
Copies of the used pages on your passport and previous visas.
Passport-size pictures. The pictures must be in line with Schengen visa photo requirements.
Proof of accommodation in Norway.
Proof of booked flight tickets.
Proof of travel health insurance that meets Schengen visa insurance requirements. It must cover at least €30,000 in medical and repatriation expenses and must be valid in
Once you have completed the Visa Applications form and submitted your details, your information will be reviewed and your application will enter processing. First of all, any mistakes or un-clear information will be clarified or corrected to ensure no issues during your application.
An appointment must be scheduled to lodge your application, but first we will check the availability and advise accordingly. You must gather a selection of required documentation to prove you have sufficient financial means to support yourself, as well as evidence of your accomodation and flights to and from the country.
Because interview wait periods vary by location, season, and visa type, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. Examine the appointment wait time at the place where you’ll be applying.
A Norway schengen visa enables a foreign person to go to a Schengen port-of-entry (usually an airport) and request to be granted permission to enter the country. We can ensure your visa application goes smoothly, however, entrance to the Schengen zone is not guaranteed by an approved visa.
Norway Visa Application Process
- Submit your application on our website and pay the service fee
- Wait for your details to be received and await further correspondence
- Receive your processed documentation
- Book your appointment as advised
- Attend your interview and pay the visa fees
- Wait for the result of your application
For detailed information on specific parts of the EU visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any detailed information, please contact us via email.
|EU Visa News|
|EU Visa Fees|
|Schengen Visa Types|
|How to submit a Visa Application|
A Schengen visa is required for any third national wishing to enter Norway or any other 26 Schengen member states. It could be a short-stay Schengen C-visa for stays of up to 90 days or a national D-visa / residence permit for longer stays in the country.
When can I apply for my Norway Visa?
The earliest you can apply is 6 months before your trip. The latest will be 15 working days before you trip. However it is recommended that you apply a minimum of 3 weeks before you travel.
This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally you first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.
There are 27 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone in the table on this page.
You can expect an update on your Visa Applications within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours.
Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.
If your Norway Schengen visa application is rejected, you will be notified by the Norwegian embassy or consulate in your home country. You will then have the opportunity to appeal the decision.
When you are traveling with a Norway Schengen visa, you must make sure that you stay within the Schengen Area for the duration of your visa. You must also make sure that you do not exceed the 90-day stay limit in any 180-day period.