Visa and residence permit for third-country nationals
Croatian citizens do not need a visa to visit or work in Norway. Croatian citizens may travel to Norway with their national ID card. Passport is not required. Also nationals of other EU/EEA countries and of countries that have a visa exemption agreement with Norway do not need a visa. Nationals of all other countries need a visitor’s visa.
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey is responsible for visa and residence cases from Croatia.
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.
If you are a third-country national with residence permit in Croatia and need a visa for Norway you must hand in your application in person at one of the VFS Global application centers in Kosovo, Serbia or Turkey. Your application will then be processed by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
Before you can hand in the necessary documentation to one of the visa application centers, you must register your application in the Application Portal of the Directorate of Immigration (UDI). The checklist gives an overview of the documents you need to submit with the application to start the application process.
For further information about the application procedure and processing time, you can find more information on the homepages of the visa application centers, which are listed below:
Nationals of Croatia and other EU/EEA countries do not need a residence permit to stay or work in Norway. However, if you want to stay for longer than three months, you must register with the police. If you are a national of a non-EU/EEA country and want to work in Norway or to stay for longer than 90 days, you need a residence permit.
You will find information on the different types of residence permit on the homepage of UDI. You must first register your application in the Application Portal. You must gather all the documents in the relevant checklist on UDI’s website.
Applicants residing in Croatia must submit in person the application at one of the VFS Global application centers in Kosovo, Serbia or Turkey. When filling in the application, applicants are required to mark in which VFS Global application center the application will be submitted. The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara is responsible for processing the application.
For further information about the application procedure and processing time, you can find more information on the homepages of the VFS Global visa application centers, which are listed above.