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Embassy no longer issues Schengen visa

Important message to non-Croatian citizens travelling to Norway needing visa or residence permit.

As of 1 August 2019, the Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb no longer processes applications for Schengen visitor’s visa or residence permit to Norway from applicants residing in Croatia. Instead, applications will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Note: Croatian citizens do not need a visa to visit Norway.

New visa rules from February 2020: Please take note of the following changes in the Visa Regulation (Visa Code) which will enter into force 2nd February 2020:

• Increased fees: The visa fees will be increased from EUR 60 to EUR 80. For children between 6 and 12 years old, the visa fee will be increased from EUR 35 to EUR 40.

• Flexible submission: As of 2nd February 2020 travellers will be able to submit their visa applications up to 6 months ahead of the scheduled departure date. Seafarers can apply up to 9 months in advance. As a rule, applications shall be lodged no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit to the Schengen area. Please note that 15 calendar days are counted from the day the Embassy in Ankara receives your application.

• Processing time: Visa applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed.

Non-Croatian citizens should consult this page for more information on how to apply and obtain a Schengen Visa.

Travelling to another Schengen country than Norway?
Please note that Norway is not any longer representing Denmark, Sweden and Iceland in the processing of visa applications from Croatia. If you are travelling to one of these countries, please be advised to refer to their respective Consular Missions for further information.