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.

Citizens of Bulgaria do not need a visitor's visa or a residence permit.                

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not need a residence permit, but must register with the police within three months of arriving in Norway.

Nationals of non-EU/EEA countries can apply for a visa or a residence permit at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest. More information about the process and on what documents to bring can be found on their page.

Applications for a visitor's visa can also be delivered to the Embassy of Finland in Sofia.

As of the 1st of August 2019, the Norwegian Embassy in Bucuresti will no longer receive applications for Schengen visitor’s visa to Norway from applicants residing in Romania. The change will not affect the visa applicants residing in Moldova and Bulgaria. In the same time, the Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest will no longer receive applications for residence permit to Norway from applicants residing in Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova. Instead, applications will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, which is the regional hub for immigration cases.