Visitor's visa

A visitor's visa allows you to stay in Norway or other countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days.

Citizens of Ghana must apply for a visitor's visa.

If you plan to visit more than one Schengen country in the course of one trip, or if you plan several separate trips within a period of two months, you must submit your application to the embassy or consulate of the country that is your main destination based on the length of your stay, or the purpose of stay.

If you plan to visit several Schengen countries and the main destination cannot be determined, you must submit your application to the embassy or consulate of the country that is your first point of entry to the Schengen area.

If you wish to visit Norway for a short period of time, you must obtain a visa prior to entry if you come from a country with a visa requirement for entering Norway as a general rule. You may submit your application up to six months before the start of the intended visit, or up to nine months for seafarers, and no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit. Appointment for handing in the application can be made electronically at the VFS Global website and you will be given an appointment within two weeks.

A visa is only intended to allow a foreign national to visit Norway and the Schengen area for a limited period of time (maximum of 90 days). If you wish to reside in Norway for an extended period of time (exceeding 90 days), you need to apply for a long-term visa (Student and Work Permit or Family Immigration).

When you apply for a visa, the application will be sent to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Accra for processing. All cases are considered individually to decide if the conditions for a visa are fulfilled. 

To read more about the criteria and conditions that must be fulfilled in order to be granted a visa, please refer to the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Please also find the Visa Code here Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) (

According to Visa Code Art 14 the applicant shall present several documents with the application in order for the competent consulate to verify the fulfilment of the conditions for granting a visa.  Please refer to the information below for detailed description of the document requirements. Applicants may be asked to provide copies of the biodata page of the travel document.