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.

Australian citizens, holding an Australia passport, do not need a visitor's visa. However, you need a residence permit in order to stay in Norway more than 90 days. 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok also represents Iceland and Sweden in visa matters. If you are applying for a visa to travel to Iceland or Sweden, you are to follow the same process as if you were applying for a visa to Norway.

All applications for a visitor's visa or residence permit must be submitted through a VFS Global application centerYou need to book an appointment before you are allowed to submit your application.

Family members of EU/EEA nationals

If you are a close family member of an EU/EEA citizen residing in Norway, or a Norwegian citizen who is living in another EU/EEA country on a permanent basis and you are going to travel together with, or visit, this person, you will normally be given a visa. EU/EEA family members can apply directly at the Embassy in Bangkok and can book an appointment by email.

By close family member means: 

  • spouse/partner/cohabitant
  • child who is under the age of 21 or supported financially by the parent
  • parent who is supported financially by their child

For more information, please visit Directorate of Immigration`s (UDI) website.

Norwegian citizenship applications

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for receiving the following citizenship applications:

  • notification of citizenship for children with a Norwegian father
  • retention of Norwegian citizenship
  • reacquisition of Norwegian citizenship

The application will be forwarded to the UDI for processing. For more information please visit UDI's website

Applications for visitor’s visas and residence permits for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Which can be contacted on the following email address: