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Last updated: July 2023
Welcome to Norway, a captivating destination that enchants visitors with its gorgeous natural landscapes, the Aurora Borealis, and vibrant cities.
This magical destination and other Schengen countries are closer than ever since you can now apply for the Norway Schengen Visa with our guidance! Our simplified Schengen Visa application process offers you a stress-free experience, and our team of iVisa experts is ready to assist whenever you need them.
What is the Norway Schengen Visa?
The Norway Schengen Visa is a popular document for eligible foreign travelers wishing to visit Norway and the Schengen area. It grants visitors the freedom to explore not only Norway but also all other member countries, without needing individual visas for each destination.
With the Norway Schengen Visa, you can visit all 27 Schengen states: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
To be eligible for this visa, Norway must be the country where you will spend the most time during your visit to the Schengen Zone.
What can I do with the Norwegian Schengen Visa?
With the Schengen Visa, you can:
Visit Norway and other Schengen countries for tourism.
Visit family and friends residing in the Schengen Zone.
Make stopovers at an airport in the Schengen Zone.
Attend business meetings, conferences, or conduct other business activities.
Do a short-term recreational course or training placement.
Play sports and attend cultural events.
Visit organizations like NOAS or Red Cross Norway.
What can’t I do with the Norwegian Schengen Visa?
With this visa, you can’t do remunerated business (paid work) or live in Norway.
For information about long-term visas, such as work visas or residency permits, check the Norwegian government website or contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy near you.
Who is eligible to apply for the Norway Schengen Visa?
To be eligible for a Norwegian Schengen Visa, you must meet certain criteria. These include:
Purpose of visit: You must have a valid reason for visiting Norway, such as tourism, business, education, or family visit.
Duration of stay: Your intended stay in Norway should be within the maximum allowed period as stated on your visa.
Intention to return: You must prove your intention to leave Norway and the Schengen area before your visa expires. This can be proven by showing ties to your home country, such as work, owning property, attending university, or family responsibilities.
Financial means: You should prove that you have enough money to cover your expenses during your stay in Norway through bank statements, proof of employment, or a sponsorship letter.
Travel insurance: It’s mandatory to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the entire Schengen Zone, with a minimum coverage of €30,000.
Original documentation: All documents submitted must be original, match your passport information, and be accurate.
Which nationalities must apply for the Norway Schengen Visa?
Most foreign visitors who are not part of the visa waiver countries must go through all the requirements and interview procedures to get a Schengen Visa.
Who is visa-exempt for Norway?
European and Schengen nationals don’t need a visa for Norway. Additionally, passport holders from the below countries can visit the Schengen zone without applying for a visa:
Check if you need the Norway Schengen Visa by using our Visa Checker Tool, and apply directly online!
Do children and minors need a Schengen Visa for Norway?
Yes, children and minors must also have a Schengen Visa to visit Norway if they are from an eligible country.
Both parents or legal guardians must sign the application form and additional documents may be necessary, such as a birth certificate. You can apply as a family on our website by clicking ‘Add another person’ during the online process.
How long is the Norway Schengen Visa valid?
You can visit Norway and the Schengen Area for up to 90 days Per Entry within every 180 days. This means you can enter and travel between any Schengen country as often as you like, as long as you do not exceed the cumulative 90 days.
Important: We’ll apply for a Multiple Entry visa on your behalf, but the Norwegian authorities ultimately decide if you receive a multiple-entry, double-entry, or single-entry visa.
The multiple-entry visa can be issued for a period between 180 days to 5 years, with a max. stay of 90 days Per Entry.
Can I extend the Norwegian Visa?
Unfortunately, you can’t extend a Schengen Visa while traveling. Only in exceptional circumstances, an extension is possible. If you need more time in Norway or the Schengen Area, you must leave and reapply for a new Schengen Visa.
Norway Schengen Visa required documents
To apply for a Norway Schengen Visa with us, you only need your passport.
However, you must gather the following Norway Schengen Visa requirements before attending your appointment:
Valid passport: It must be valid for at least six months after your planned arrival date and have two blank pages. Also include copies of your passports containing any previous Schengen Visas, if applicable.
Travel plans: Such as a return flight ticket to your home country or confirmed hotel reservation(s) and tours.
Sufficient funds: Show that you can support yourself during your trip by providing bank statements or a letter from your employer stating your income and financial stability.
Travel/medical insurance: This travel health insurance must cover medical expenses up to €30,000 in the entire Schengen Zone.
Passport-size photo: If you don’t have one, use our affordable digital photo service from the comfort of your home.
Visa application form: Bring the official application form, filled out, printed, and signed. You’ll get this during the online application process on our website.
Additional documents: Proving your professional and social status (if applicable).
How to apply for the Norway Schengen Visa with us
To get your visa to Norway quickly and easily, follow the below steps:
Step 2: Then, pay our iVisa service fee with a debit, credit card, or PayPal. The government fee can be paid at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center (VAC) in your country during your visa appointment or online, depending on your request location.
Step 3: Fill out the simplified application form, and upload a passport scan and passport photo.
After submitting your application, you’ll receive a complete step-by-step manual with how to fill out all information on the application form, and which required documents to bring to the mandatory visa interview.
We will make an appointment on your behalf and send you all the info on what you can expect and must bring on the day!
Norway Schengen Visa costs and processing time
The Norway Visa fee consists of two parts:
- iVisa standard processing: Takes up to 30 days and costs USD $224.99 excluding government fee.
This iVisa processing fee includes round-the-clock support to guide you from start to finish, a step-by-step guide to help you fill out the application form, and assistance to prepare for your interview.
- Government processing: The Norwegian authorities can take up to 45 days to decide on your application, but it can take longer. It is advised to apply at least two months in advance.
There is a government visa fee of about USD $0.00 (may differ per nationality) that must be paid during your appointment (half-price for children between the age of 6 and 12 and free for kids under 6 years old).
Do I need a Norway Schengen Visa if I’m transiting through the country?
A Norway Airport Transit Visa may be needed for certain nationals who want to enter the country to change transportation means.
There are two Schengen transit visa categories:
Airport Transit Schengen Visa.
Transit Schengen Visa for Seafarers.
Check with your nearest Norwegian Embassy to find out more about transit visas.
Benefits of getting your Norway Schengen Visa with us
100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa agents will review your information and make sure it is 100% compliant with government requirements.
Unlimited access to the iVisa Expert Team: We give you exclusive access to our iVisa Expert Team to guide you from start to finish and answer any questions during the process.
Simplified application form: Fill out a clear and short application form that’s easier to understand and complete than the government form.
Fill out at your own pace: Complete the application form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress whenever you need a break.
Step-by-step guide: Get an exclusive PDF manual with all the tips you need to answer complex questions and how to prepare for your interview.
COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions in Norway
Good news! COVID-19 testing, vaccination, or quarantine are not required to enter the Schengen Zone and Norway.
As this info can change quickly, we recommend checking the entry requirements with your airline before you go.
Differences between the Norway Schengen Visa and ETIAS
The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is a new travel authorization that will be implemented from the end of 2023. Let’s explore the differences between ETIAS and the Schengen Visa in more detail.
- ETIAS is a future travel authorization system designed to enhance European security. Its purpose is to check whether visa-free travelers visiting the European Union and the Schengen Area pose any safety risks to the region.
The ETIAS system will work similarly to the United States ESTA system. If you can enjoy visa-free travel and are not required to obtain a Schengen Visa, you must apply for your ETIAS online once it becomes available by the end of 2023.
Stay tuned for updates on the availability and application process of ETIAS on our platform!
Need more info about the Norway Schengen Visa?
If you want to learn more about the Norway Schengen Visa or have more questions about the application process, we’re here to help!
Required Documents to Apply
- Passport scan.
The Norway Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel document to visit Norway and all 26 countries of the Schengen Area.
This visa is valid for 180 days, and you can stay in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days.
We advise you to apply for this visa 2 months ahead to avoid any delays.
With the Norway Schengen Visa you can do tourism, unpaid business activities, or activities related to studies, scientific research or training, attend sports or cultural events, visit friends and family, and visit organizations.
You can also enter by air, land, or sea with the Norway Schengen Visa.
You can complete the visa application form online with iVisa. We assigned you an iVisa Expert to review your application to make it 100% government-compliant, so you can avoid rejections.
To apply, you will need your valid passport. It needs to have been issued for the past 10 years, be valid for at least 3 months after your visa has expired, and contain at least 2 blank pages.
For this visa you will have to pay a government fee of $87 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee not included).
Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of $44 USD (40 euros) in cash.
Sometimes these fees can be paid online, depending on the country you are applying from.
Children under 6 years old don’t need to pay a government fee.
If you have a family member from the EU or the EEA, you don’t have to pay a government fee.
Find more information about fees in the FAQs section.
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When should I apply for the Norway Schengen Visa?
A Norway Schengen Visa is issued in at least 15 working days. Sometimes it can take 45 days. The process can be long, especially if you apply alone. For that reason, we recommend you apply 2 months in advance for this visa to avoid any delays, but if you want to apply with more anticipation, it is permitted to submit your application 6 months in advance.
Remember that with iVisa you can apply easily for a Norway Schengen Visa with the help of an iVisa Visa Expert. Forget about going through a stressful visa application for yourself and start to enjoy planning your trip!
How long does it take to apply for the Norway Schengen Visa form?
It will only take around 20 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.
What documents do I need to apply online for the Norway Schengen Visa Form?
To submit your online application, we only require you to have your passport scan. That’s it!
What documents do I need to bring to the Norway Schengen Visa appointment?
You should bring the following documents:
Your printed and signed application form.
Your application photo. We recommend that you also bring an extra copy of the photo, just in case.
The payment for the visa fee.
Your collected fingerprints in case you have not registered them in the VIS (Visa Information System) for the previous 59 months. Children younger than 12 don’t need to follow this requirement.
Your valid passport. It needs to have been issued for the past 10 years, be valid for at least 3 months after your visa has expired, and contain at least 2 blank pages.
Copies of your previous Schengen Visas (if needed).
Prove that you are capable of financing your trip. For example, your bank statement from the last 3 months, cheques, or your credit card statement including your monthly limit and spending cap. If you will be sponsored by your spouse or parents, please add that information and official documents proving your relationship with them and that they can support your trip.
Your proof of accommodation. For example, a confirmed hotel booking. If you are traveling with a group, you will need a certificate from the travel agency.
A letter of invitation from your host, including his/her passport copy or Norwegian ID. If your host is paying for your trip, please include an Original Guarantee Form. If your host isn’t Norwegian, you will need his/her resident permit.
Employment proof. You will need a recent, official, signed, and dated letter from your employer including his/her contact information, position, and registration number. You should also add your position in the company and payslips from the last three months.
If you are self-employed, explain the nature of your job, provide your annual salary, and a Revenue and Customs Self-Assessment Form. This form is meant to include revenue, expenses, and other financial information for tax purposes.
If you are a student, you need a recent, official, signed, and dated letter from your school, university, or college specifying your type of studies, number of lessons, and attendance record.
Your travel itinerary. It is always helpful to detail all the activities you’re going to do during your trip and means of transport.
Travel tickets. This can be your return or onward travel tickets and every document related to your transportation like a confirmed overseas ticket or entry authorization. Make sure all your documents include your name and the names of any other traveler coming with you. This helps to support the fact that you can afford your trip and that you have reasons to go back to your country.
If you will travel by car, you will need a driver's license, car registration, car insurance, and bookings showing your car registration number and the name of the persons that will travel with you by car.
If you travel alone as a minor, you will need parental consent.
Health insurance for travel that could cover hospitalizations, emergencies, urgent treatments and healthcare, death, or repatriation in the Schengen area of at least 30,000 euros.
Can I travel to all the Schengen countries with the Norway Schengen Visa?
Yes, you can! The Norway Schengen Visa is a travel authorization that allows you to visit Norway and all the countries from the Schengen area.
Can I get the Norway Schengen Visa for free?
No. There is a government fee that you will usually need to pay.
You need to pay at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center(VAC) a government fee of $87 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee not included). Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of $44 USD (40 euros) in cash. Children under 6 years old won't need to pay a government fee.
If you are an adult citizen from Azerbaijan or older than 6 years old, you will need to pay a $38 USD government fee. Citizens from the Gambia between the age of 6 and 12 need to pay a $44 USD government fee, and adults and children over 12 need to pay a $131 USD government fee.
You won’t need to pay a government fee if you are:
A foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or the EEA.
Going to Norway as a school pupil, for academic purposes like accompanying a professor as a formal university student or postgraduate to do research or training.
Traveling as a researcher to the country to do scientific research.
We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Norway.
NOTE: Sometimes you can pay the government fees online, depending on your country of residence.
How long is the Norway Schengen Visa valid?
The Norway Schengen Visa is a travel authorization, with a validity period of 180 days and a permitted stay of a maximum of 90 days.
NOTE: We offer you an application for a multiple-entry visa, but in the end, it is the Embassy that decides if you will receive a multiple-entry, double-entry, or single-entry visa.
Are there any COVID-19 requirements to enter Norway?
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.
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