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General Information

Foreign nationals who are required to have a visa when visiting Norway and other Schengen countries are obliged to have valid travel medical insurance. Without valid insurance, a visa cannot be granted, unless the person concerned has been granted an exemption. All other foreign nationals visiting Norway, including visa free travelers, should also have a valid travel and medical insurance. A... Read more

Processing time for a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days . If further scrutiny is needed, the processing time can be extended to 30 days and in exceptional cases up to 60 days. Please note that for applicants coming from some countries, including Rwanda and DR Congo, a prior consultation is required according to the Schengen regulations. This means the processing times for these applicants may b... Read more

For visitors to some Schengen countries, the inviting individual/entity may give a formal guarantee for travel expenses, such as food and housing. Information regarding this may be found here: For visa applications to Norway, click here   For visa applicants who are travelling to other Schengen countries, click here Please note that some guarantee forms (including the one for Norway), has to Read more

  Single entry Visa      The Visa is valid for a specific number of days. During that time, you can cross in to the Schengen territory once, and travel within the Schengen borders during the validity period of the Visa. When you have left the Schengen territory, you cannot re-enter on the same Visa, even if you have not used all the authorized days of stay. Period of validity: Read more

Application fees applicable as of 1 January 2015. Read more