Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
A Schengen visa for Norway will allow you to travel there for 90 days within a 6 month period. It will also allow you to travel to other Schengen areas. There are circumstances that you may not need a visa to travel to Norway which you can find here. However, if you do need one, you can apply due to tourism reasons, visiting family or friends, going to an event, or medical purposes.
We strongly advise to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you are approved for a visa to Norway in time for your trip. You will not be allowed on your flight without a valid visa document.
You can select from the following options when applying for your Norway Visa:
- 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.
- The Cover Letter you receive as a PDF on your email after the online application.
- Your birth certificate and (if applicable) marriage certificate/certificate of the joint household.
- Proof of accommodation in Norway.
- 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 the entire Schengen area , for the entire duration of your trip.
- Proof of booked flight tickets.
- If you are employed:
- Proof of employment, such as a work contract or a certificate of business registration (if you own a business).
- Leave from work, issued from your employer.
- Bank statements from the last three months
- If you are a student: A certificate from your university or school.
- If you are a retiree: Your pension certificate.
- For minors:
- The minor’s birth certificate
- Copy of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) passport
- Letter of consent signed from the parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
- If you travelling to Norway to visit a family member or friend:
- The original “Guarantee form for visit”, which must be stamped by Norwegian authorities.
- Letter of Invitation from your family member or friend.
- If you are travelling for business purposes:
- Letter of Invitation from the Norwegian company. The letter must say the duration and purpose of your trip as well as the company’s organisation number.
- Letter from your company in your country, stating the duration and reason for your trip, as well as the business relations between the two companies.
- The companies’ business registration
- The companies’ bank statements
- The companies’ tax return for the previous tax year
The Schengen area is a zone in which 26 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.
One of the most well-known reasons for visiting the Schengen Zone is for tourism. However there are many reasons you can list as your travel purpose on your application such as:
Visiting Family or Friends – those who desire to visit family or friends who are lawfully resident in the Schengen region.
Business – Many individuals travel to and from the Schengen nations on a regular basis for business.
Medical reasons — For heading to any of the Schengen member states for medical treatment
Students and learners who intend to attend any form of educational institution, such as university courses, language courses, and other courses, for a duration of less than three months.
Cultural, Sports, and Film Crews – a visa created for those residing outside of the Schengen region who want to go to Europe for a Cultural, Sports, or Religious Event, as well as Film Crews.
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.
A Visa is required for any third national wishing to enter Norway or any other Schengen country. 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.
- Create a User Account with the Application Portal of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).
- Complete the Norwegian Visa Application Form for the type of visa you want to apply for.
- Pay the visa fee via a credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard).
- You have to state your nationality or the country from where you are applying, so the application process will be specified for your location.
- Book a Norway visa appointment with the nearest Norwegian Embassy/Consulate or Visa Application Centre.
- Submit the required documents on the date of your appointment.
- Wait for the Norway Visa to be processed.
- The Embassy will notify you about the outcome of your visa application.
- If the application is approved, you are free to travel to Norway within the dates specified on the Visa.