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.


On 3 December 2018 Norway opened 8 new Visa Application Centers (VACs) in the following cities in China: Shenyang, Xian, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha, and Kunming in BEIJING Jurisdiction. Hangzhou opened in SHANGHAI Jurisdiction. 

Visa Applicants in these cities/provinces, can after 3 December 2018 submit all their supplementary documentation and Biometric data to the new VACs. For further information for the different VACs – please see the following links: 

For Beijing: http://www.vfsglobal.cn/Norway/China/Beijing/index.html       
For Shanghai: http://www.vfsglobal.cn/Norway/China/shanghai/index.html
For Guangzhou: http://www.vfsglobal.cn/norway/china/Guangzhou/index.html

For Mongolia 

1) Nationals that are residents in Mongolia, may submit application for short term stays (business -/ friends-/ business visa) at VFS Visa Application Centre Norway in Mongolia (Ulaan Baatar): https://www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Mongolia/

2) Nationals that from Mongolia / residents in Mongolia and have a stay permit valid for more than 6 month, may submit applications for long term stays to Norway (longer than 3 months) for Family Reunification, Work, Study, Au-pair and other Permits, at VFS Visa Application Centre Norway in Mongolia (Ulaan Baatar): https://www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Mongolia/       


For Hong Kong

1) Nationals that are residents in Hong Kong, but not included in the visa exemption agreement, may submit application for short term stays (tourism or business) to the Consulate of Finland (Representation agreement). 

2) Nationals that are from Hong Kong/ residents in Hong Kong and have a stay permit valid for more than 6 months, may submit applications for long term stays in Norway (longer than 3 months) for Family Reunification, Work, Study, Au-pair and other Permits, at VFS Visa Application Centre Norway in Hong Kong:
https://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/hongkong/ 

For Macao

Nationals that are from Macao/ residents in Macao and have a stay permit valid for more than 6 months, may submit applications for long term stays to Norway (longer than 3 months) for Family Reunification, Work, Study, Au-pair and other Permits, at VFS Visa Application Centre Norway in Hong Kong: 
https://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/hongkong/ 


For Japan

1) Nationals that are residents in Japan, but not included in the visa exemption agreement, may submit application for short term stays (tourism or business) to the VFS Visa Application Centre Norway in Tokyo: http://www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Japan

2) Nationals that from Japan/ residents in Japan and have a stay permit valid for more than 6 months, may submit applications for long term stays to Norway (longer than 3 months) for Family Reunification, Work, Study, Au-pair and other Permits, at VFS Visa Application Centre, Norway in Tokyo: http://www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Japan


For Republic of Korea (South Korea)

1) Nationals that are residents in Republic of Korea, but not included in the visa exemption agreement, may submit application for short term stays (tourism or business) to the Swedish Embassy in Seoul (Representation agreement): https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/south-korea-seoul/     

2) Nationals that are from Republic of Korea / residents in Republic of Korea and have a stay permit valid for more than 6 months, may submit applications for long term stays to Norway (longer than 3 months) for Family Reunification, Work, Study, Au-pair and other Permits, at VFS Visa Application Centre, Norway in Seoul:  https://www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/southkorea/english/index.html


For Peoples of the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

1) Nationals that are residents in Republic of Korea, but not included in the visa exemption agreement, may submit application for short term stays (tourism or business) to the Swedish Embassy in Seoul (Representation agreement): https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/south-korea-seoul/     

2) Nationals that are residents in Republic of Korea and have a stay permit valid for more than 6 months, may submit applications for long term stays to Norway (longer than 3 months) for Family Reunification, Work, Study, Au-pair and other Permits, at VFS Visa Application Centre, Norway in Seoul:  https://www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/southkorea/english/index.html              

 

Processing of personal data in relation to your visa application (information will follow in English)