We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the
1. Schengen Visa – Type C
The visa can be valid for maximum 90 days in the course of a period of 180 days. The period
from the date you first crossed the external Schengen border. The visa’s validity period,
possible day of entry and the day you must leave the Schengen area are written on the visa
A visa is generally granted for a single entry. If you plan to travel outside the Schengen
return within the period covered by the visa, you must tick the ‘two or multiple entries’
when you apply for a visa. You must also explain why you require multiple entries.
If you have compelling reasons, you can be issued a visa that is valid for multiple entries
a period for up to five years. Such visas are only available for certain categories of
e.g. business persons etc. For more information, please see “Multiple Entry Visa”. A visa
not entitle you to work or carry out any business activities during your visit. If you wish
work or stay for an extended period in Norway, you must apply for a permit.
2. Multiple Entry Visa
A multiple-entry visa with a validity of up to one year may in certain cases be granted by
Please note that such visas will, as a general rule, not be issued to applicants who have
previously been issued a visa by the Embassy.
For the Embassy to grant such a multiple-entry visa all the general requirements for a
Schengen visa must be fulfilled.
In addition, the applicant must also:
- Document previous frequent trips to Norway;
- Have previously complied with the visa regulations by leaving the Schengen area within
of the visa;
- Document a genuine future need for multiple entries to Norway during a one year period.
An applicant who has previously been granted a multiple-entry visa with a validity of up to
by the Embassy, and has complied with the visa regulations, may apply for a multiple-entry
for up to five years, provided that the need for such a visa is documented.
Entry visas (D-visas)
Entry visas (D-visas) are generally issued only to enable applicants subject to visa
who have been granted a residence permit for Norway, to travel to Norway to take up
As a general rule, an applicant must have been granted a residence permit before entering
Entry visa (D-visa) for a foreign spouse/registered partner or joint children who are
for family immigration
In exceptional cases, D-visas may also be issued to enable applicants to travel to Norway to
lodge an application for family immigration from Norway or to stay in Norway whilst
a decision on a previously lodged application for family immigration.
4. Residence Permits for Norway
Most foreign nationals, who wish to stay in Norway longer than 90 days, will require a
permit. The same applies to most foreign nationals who wish to work in Norway, even if the
of the work/stay is less than 90 days. (The following information only applies to residence
for Norway. For information on residence permits for Sweden or Iceland, please visit the
Residence permits for Norway is granted for the purpose of family immigration, studies in
or work in Norway. We cannot advise an applicant which permit to apply for as this depends
on the individual's situation and background. Instead, we provide information regarding the
permits available for Norway to enable the applicant to assess which permit is suitable.
a. Family Immigration
If you have a family member living in Norway, or you want to set up a family with a person
here, you can apply for a family immigration permit to come and live together with him or
Being related to the person in Norway is in itself not sufficient to be granted a family
permit. Certain requirements apply to the person with whom you are applying for family
b. Study Permits
If you wish to study in Norway for longer than three months you must apply for a residence
As a rule, to be granted a study permit, you must have been admitted to a field of
study at a
college or university. However, there are certain exemptions from this requirement.
c. Work Permits
Non-EEA nationals who wish to work in Norway will as a main rule require a residence permit
There are different types of work permits depending on the nature of the work, length of
employment and the skills required for the job.
Most work permits require that you have received an offer of employment in Norway
apply for the permit.