Visitor’s visa and residence permit
A visitor's visa allows you to stay in Norway or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days.
16 March 2020: The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases.
Information on Restriction on entry into Norway (COVID-19)
- EU/EEC citizens can visit and work in Norway for up to 90 days without any permit. After 90 days they have to register with the police.
- With a residence permit from an EU country and a valid passport, you can visit Norway for a maximum period of 90 days without a visitor's visa.