Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you are a citizen of a country in the European Union or European Economic Area, you do not need a visa to travel to Norway. However, if you are not from one of these countries, you must apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate in your home country.

If you are traveling as part of a group that includes other travelers who have valid visas, you do not need to apply for a visa. However, if you are traveling alone and do not have a valid visa, you must apply for one before traveling to Norway.

If you are a citizen of a country that is not already listed on the Norwegian visa waiver list, you will need to apply for a visa in advance. The application process can be tedious and requires documentation such as an official passport photo, a transcript of your academic record, or a letter of invitation from a Norwegian institution. The application fee is around $100, and the processing time can take up to six weeks. In some cases, you may be able to apply for a visa on arrival in Norway if you have an onward ticket. However, this is not always possible, and it is advisable to research the applicable regulations in advance.

To be eligible for a Norway visa, you must be a citizen of one of the countries listed on the Norway visa website. You must also have a valid passport and a return ticket.

You must submit an application form and payment to apply for a Norway visa. The application form can be downloaded from the Norway visa website. The fee for a single-entry tourist visa is NOK 1,000, and the fee for a multiple-entry tourist visa is NOK 2,500.

Norway visas are typically valid for six months but may be extended for three months if you have a valid travel document from your home country. In addition, if you are traveling with a family member who is also a citizen of Norway or has a permanent residence permit, their visa will also be extended for the same duration as your visa.

Anyone who is a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Union or the European Economic Area can apply for a Norway visa. Additionally, nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States are eligible to apply for a visa if they have a valid passport. All other nationalities must have an appropriate visa from their home country.

If you are traveling to Norway for tourism, business, or as a family member of someone with a valid visa, you will not need a visa. However, you will need a visa if you travel for other purposes (such as work).

To apply for a visa, visit your home country's Norwegian embassy or consulate. You may be required to submit documents such as your passport and application form. The processing time for a visa can vary, so it is important to check with the embassy or consulate about the specific requirements of your case.

The stay permitted on a visa is typically 90 days for tourists and 6 months for other visitors. After your initial stay, you must leave Norway or obtain another visa to remain in the country longer.

Norway is a member of the Schengen Area and has agreements with most EU countries that allow for visa-free travel for nationals of those countries. As such, the Norway visa is generally applicable for both single and multiple entries.

The visa application process can be started by filling out an online application form, which can be found on the website of the Norwegian Immigration Service (Den Norske Innvandringsverdien). The application should include proof of your identity (a passport or driver's license), evidence of your financial stability (a bank statement or recent pay stub), and information about your intended stay in Norway (your itinerary and dates of arrival/departure). Applicants not citizens of a Schengen country will need to provide additional documents, such as a police report demonstrating that they have no criminal record.

Once you've submitted your online application, it will be reviewed by the Norwegian Immigration Service. If your application is approved, you will be required to pay a processing fee plus applicable tax. You will also need to submit a medical insurance certificate indicating that you are covered for costs related to medical treatment should you require it during your stay in Norway. Once all these paperwork requirements have been met, you can expect to receive an invitation letter from the Norwegian Immigration Service confirming that your visa has been approved.

It is unnecessary to get a print-out of the visa you received in your mail. If you have any questions, please contact the Norwegian embassy or consulate in your home country.