Norway Tourist visa

Norway Tourist visa

Required Documents for Norway Schengen Visa

Documents for a Norwegian Schengen visa application must be filled in using capital letters and completed or translated into English, Norwegian, or Sami.

  • Valid passport
    • At least 2 blank pages
    • With the applicant’s signature
    • Not more than 10 years old
    • Valid for at least 3 months after the expiration of the requested visa
    • Previous passport, if applicable
  • Passport-sized photos
    • Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm
    • Plain white background
    • Taken within the past 6 months
    • Forward-facing with facial features visible and clear
  • Completed application form
  • Biometric data (Fingerprints)
  • Norway Visa fee 
  • Documents pertinent to your trip
    • Travel Itinerary or plan
    • Proof of return to the country of residence or forward ticket to another country
    • Reason for travel to Norway
    • Flight reservations
    • Proof of financial means (bank statements over the last 3-month period, personal properties, and/or other assets)
    • Proof of accommodations (with booking reference number, location, and contact number of the hotel)
  • Travel medical insurance
    • Valid through the entire visa period
    • Valid in all Schengen countries
    • A minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR must be purchased
    • Insurance conditions such as validity, duration, and extent of your coverage to be clearly stated on the confirmation letter or insurance document
  • Employment letter with the following information:
    • Name and address of employer
    • Nature of employment
    • Starting date of employment
    • Salary
    • Purpose of travel
    • Duration of time off from work for travel
  • If applying through the Application Portal Norway, the cover letter is necessary
  • Scans (copies) of:
    • Personal-ID page of passport.
    • Older Schengen visas (if relevant).
    • Residence permit (if relevant).
  • Applicants below the age of 18 are required to submit the following additional requirements:
    • Copy of birth certificate
      • If the minor applicant is adopted, adoption documents are required
      • If the minor applicant's parents are divorced, divorce papers are required
      • If the minor applicant's parents are deceased, death certificates are required
    • Letter of consent from both parents or legal guardians
    • Passport copies of both parents or legal guardians
  • It may also be necessary to submit supplementary documents in relation to your travel visa application.

Norway Visa Fees

The standard fee for the application of a Norwegian Schengen visa is 80 EUR. However, there are particular applicants who are exempted from fees, such as most student visas and visas for children below the age of 6. Applicants will probably have to pay a separate, non-refundable service payment with their application. Those applying via Apply Norway must print out the receipt indicating payment and include it in the application.

Norway Visa Application Steps

  1. Prepare all the required documents.
  2. Select “Tourism” as the reason for travel on the visa application form.
  3. Decide the number of entries needed to Norway or the Schengen area.
  4. Fill out the application form.
    • Application procedures for a Norway Schengen visa may vary, depending on where you are applying from. Applications can be submitted through Norway’s UDI online application portal which can be accessed here and follow the steps below:
      • Select your nationality, location and answer the question regarding the type and purpose of visa being applied for to create an online account.
      • Pay the application fee.
      • After receiving an email saying that registration is successful and paid, applicants can start filling out the form for a Norwegian Schengen visa.
    • Those not eligible to use Norway’s online portal must print out, sign, and submit the application form found here.
  5. Schedule a visa appointment, if applicable.
    • Most applications require an in-person appointment at the nearest Norwegian Consulate or visa center in order to submit the application. Alternatively, applications may be submitted without prior appointment during normal operating hours.
    • Those applying through Norway’s UDI portal will most likely be asked to schedule an appointment after submitting their application through this link.
    • Those not applying through the UDI portal can contact the Norwegian Consulate or visa processing center to find out if there’s a need to schedule an appointment to submit the application.
  6. Submit your Norway Schengen visa application.
    • Note: Applications must be submitted at least 20 days before the date of travel but not earlier than 6 months before the date of travel.
    • Generally, applications must be submitted in person to the Norwegian Consulate or visa processing center. However, there may be a few differences in the submission procedures.
    • Applicants will likely be required to submit their fingerprints (biometric data). Children below the age of 12 are exempted from biometric data collection, but facial photo capturing is a must, regardless of the applicant’s age.
    • Applicants may also be asked to come back on another date for an interview regarding their trip.
  7. Pay the visa application fee.

When to Apply for Norway Visa

Visa applications must be submitted at least 20 days before the travel date but not earlier than 6 months before the travel date.

Where to Apply

Applications should be submitted personally either through the Norwegian Consulate, or the consulate of a country that represents the consular affairs of Norway.

In countries without any Norwegian consulate, applications may be submitted through a Schengen state consulate representing the interests of a Norwegian consulate.

Applications should be submitted only in the country of citizenship or residence.

Applicants who need to apply through a consulate or visa processing center located in a country where they are legally present but not a resident, must first obtain permission from the Norwegian embassy in that country.

Norway Visa Processing Time

Generally, it takes approximately 15 days to process Norway Schengen visa applications. However, in some cases it might take as long as 45 days.

For approved visa applications:

Applicants must ensure that the information on the visa is complete and valid upon collection.

Applicants who have received their Schengen Visa for Norway should remember the following things:

  • Inform the Norwegian Consulate or visa application center of any change to your itinerary after submission is completed.
  • The approval of a Schengen visa does not guarantee entry upon arrival to Norway or other countries in the Schengen area.
  • Additional documents pertaining to your financial means or accommodation may still be required to gain entry to Norway or other Schengen areas.

For denied Norway visa applications:

If your application for a Norwegian Schengen visa was rejected, you or your legal representative have the right to appeal the decision within 3 weeks.

Appeals without new documents or materials will probably be rejected.

Appeals must be sent to either the Norwegian Embassy or the UDI.

If appealing from the UDI:

  • Applicants can appeal the decision themselves or they may authorize someone to submit the appeal on their behalf by giving them power of attorney.
  • The appeal should be in the form of letter written in English or Norwegian or translated officially into either language and it should have an explanation of why you are appealing.
  • The letter should be signed.
  • A photo of the signed letter must be uploaded along with any new materials you may wish to include to the UDI website.
  • Once the appeal is received, the applicant will receive a text or an email.
  • The appeal will be considered by the UDI. If the rejection is not reversed, the appeal will be forwarded to the Immigration Appeals Board or UNE.
  • If the rejection is upheld by the UNE, no further appeals can be made.

If appealing to the embassy:

The same steps above should be followed. The only exception is that the letter and any relevant materials should be sent to the embassy’s address.

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