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Who requires a visa?
Nationals of Schengen states can stay in Norway for up to 90 days without applying for a visa. This also applies to foreign nationals who have residence permits in one of the Schengen states.
If you are exempt from the visa requirement for entering Norway, you can stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days during a period of 180 days. This means that after a 90-day stay, you cannot return to the Schengen area until a further 90 days have passed. It is your responsibility to comply with this requirement.
All countries and territories that are members of the Schengen acquis, of the EU or of EFTA. Positive visa list of countries (also known as White Schengen List) from whose citizens no visa is required to enter the territory of the EU member states for a period of maximum 90 days.
Albania*****, Andorra***, Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina, Austria*, Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island)**, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium*, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina*****, Brazil***, Brunei, Bulgaria*, Canada**, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus*, Czech Republic*, Denmark*, El Salvador, Estonia*, Finland*, France*(including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon), Germany, Greece*, Guatemala, Honduras***, Hungary*, Iceland**, Ireland*, Israel**, Italy*, Japan**, Korea (South)**, Latvia*, Liechtenstein**, Lithuania*, Luxembourg*, Macao, Macedonia*****, Malaysia, Malta*, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco***, Montenegro*****, Netherlands*, New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau)**, Nicaragua, Norway*, Panama, Paraguay, Poland*, Portugal*, Romania*, Saint Christopher and Nevis, San Marino***, Serbia******, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic*, Slovenia*, Spain* (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden*, Switzerland**, Taiwan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Bermuda)*****, United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico)**, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela. Without a visa, however, citizens of the above countries may not stay longer than three months every half-year or take up gainful employment requiring a work permit. Excepted are the following.
If you have a diplomatic, service or special passport, you are exempt from the visa requirement if you come to Norway on an official assignment. This applies to persons with the following types of passport:
– Albanian diplomatic passport (only applies to accredited ambassadors to Norway and their spouses and children)
– Bolivian diplomatic and service passport
– United Arab Emirates diplomatic and special passport
– Philippine diplomatic, service and special passport
– Macedonian diplomatic and service passport
– Moroccan diplomatic, service and special passport
– Pakistani diplomatic and service passport
– Romanian diplomatic and service passport
– Russian diplomatic passport (only applies to accredited ambassadors to Norway and their spouses and children)
– South African diplomatic and service passport
– Thai diplomatic and service passport
– Tunisian diplomatic passport
– Turkish diplomatic, service and special passport
– Civil servants on official assignments traveling with a Laissez-Passer, a travel document issued by the UN.
The following persons are also exempt from the visa requirement:
– Persons with resident permits or permanent residence permits (settlement permits) in Norway. The permit must be stamped in the person’s travel document.
- Persons with refugee travel documents issued by the authorities in Malta, Ireland, Liechtenstein, the UK or Switzerland. – Persons with British passports with unlimited rights to enter and stay in the UK.
- Persons who have a British ’Emergency Travel Document’ (emergency passport) when in transit in Norway, and the emergency passport states that the journey’s destination is the UK.
- Persons who have a German ’Reiseausweis als Passersatz zur Rückkehr in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland’ (emergency passport) when in transit in Norway, and the emergency passport states that the journey’s destination is Germany. – Persons with travel documents for seamen issued by Australia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Macedonia, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, or the UK.
- Persons with identity cards for seamen issued by states that have ratified no 108 of the ILO Convention, when he or she takes up or leaves a position on a ship in a Norwegian port, or is a member of a ship’s crew and wishes to visit the port in which the ship is docked during shore leave.
- Persons with aviation certificates, when the holder travels to Norway and stays in the realm in connection with international aviation work.
- Persons who have a Philippine ’Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book’ and/or a Philippine passport, used when the person takes up a position on a ship in a Norwegian port.
- Recognised refugees, stateless persons and other persons without citizenship who reside in an EU country and who have travel documents issued by that country.
- School pupils who require a visa and live in an EU country that has implemented Council Decision 94/795, when the pupil takes part in school trips that are accompanied by teachers from the pupil’s school.
What documents will be required?
To obtain a visa you must:
– Have a passport which will remain valid for at least 90 days beyond the period for which you are seeking a visa – Have sufficient funds to cover your travel costs and stay in Norway. As a rule, you have to have NOK 500 per day that you will be staying in Norway, but if you are staying with family or friends, the amount is somewhat lower. In certain cases a financial guarantee for your stay and return trip issued by the person you are going to visit may be sufficient.
– Have a legal right to return to your country of origin or other country where you have a residence permit.
– Intend to leave Norway when your visa expires. If the Norwegian authorities have reason to believe that you will remain in Norway or another Schengen country beyond the period for which you are applying for a visa, your application will be rejected.
– Not be registered in the Schengen Information System (SIS) as a persona non grata (unwanted person) in any of the Schengen countries. This applies, for example, to persons who have been expelled from a country due to criminal activity .
– Have a travel/sickness insurance that covers expenses for a possible return to the home country due to medical reasons as well as immediate treatment by a doctor or at a hospital. The insurance should be valid for all Schengen countries with a coverage of at least 30 000 Euro. Documentation of such insurance needs to be submitted when the visa is issued.
Time required to issue visa:
Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15 days to process in the Norway Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application to and whether you choose to “rush” your Norway visa.
How long is the visa valid for?
The maximum length of stay in Europe for non European Union passport holders is determined by the Schengen accord and is currently limited to 90 days within any 180 day period. The important thing to note is that you may not leave the Schengen Visa area for a day and return to restart the 90 day clock. In other words, you must be absent from the Schengen area for at least 90 days in a 180 day period to be legal.
Bringing your pet to Norway
If you want to bring your pet to Norway, there are several customs requirements for pets. You’ll have to visit your vet before you travel in order to obtain:
– A veterinary certificate or EU pet passport evidencing required treatments below
– A microchip or tattoo
– Rabies vaccination
– Deworming of tapeworm (1-10 days before traveling and again within 7 days of arrival)
– An antibody bloodtest.
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Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and copyright owner/s is the:
– Norwegian Directorate of Immigration – URL: http://www.udi.no/
– Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – URL: http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/ud.html
The viewer/user of this web page should use the above information as a guideline only, and should always contact the above sources or the user’s own government representatives for the most up-to-date information at that moment in time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Embassy of Norway for information on what
documentation you may require to enter Norway.
Embassies of Norway to the World