Gather the necessary documentation

The checklist gives an overview of the documents you need to hand in to start the application process.

All applicants must present the relevant documents listed in the file below: 

Travel Medical Insurance

When applying for a visa, your travel medical insurance must cover the days of your intended stay in the Schengen area. Failure to hold an insurance that covers the actual stay may lead to problems at the airport or entering the Schengen area. The travel medical insurance must meet the following criteria:

Invitation for a visitor visa

If you plan to apply for a visitor visa to visit someone in Norway, for example family, friends, a business or an organisation, they must send you a written invitation. For more information, click here.

An invitation should contain:

Family relationships should be documented with marriage and birth certificates. This is easier when the closest family member invites the applicant. 

Documentation of friendship can most conveniently be provided by submitting social media content and/or photos of the persons together.

Sponsorship for visitors

When you are going to visit Norway, you must document that you have enough money to finance your stay here and for the return journey. If you do not have enough money yourself, the person you will be visiting will have to provide a sponsorship form. For more information, click here.

Power of attorney

If you want someone to act on your behalf in connection with your application, you must authorise a person to do so. This person can for example be your employer, a family member or another person who you trust. For more information, click here.