The Business Express Program at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi offers a streamlined procedure in obtaining Schengen visa for companies that regularly need to send employees to Norway for business purposes.
The Business Express Program is offered to well-established local subsidiaries of Norwegian companies and well-established local companies with a subsidiary in Norway. The program is available for employees who are travelling to Norway for business purposes for up to 90 days.
The visa application process is the same as for business visa applicants, however the Business Express Program offers the following benefits:
Decision within 4 working days (* Please note that case processing time is counted from the day the application is received at the Embassy. If further documentation is required, it may affect the processing time).
Single point of contact at the Embassy:
To apply for membership in the Business Express Program (BEP), the following documentation must be submitted:
General introduction of the company, company name and registration number
Number of employees
A specimen of the signature(s) of the person(s) authorized to sign cover letters for visa applications
Full contact details of the persons authorized to share information about the applications and applicants.
Also please submit the details of the company in Norway:
Company name and registration number
Point of contact: Name, position, description of partnership
Please submit your application within 31. August 2018 to:
The Royal Norwegian Embassy 50-C Shantipath Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 Mark the envelope with: “BEP – Visa Section”
After approval of an application to the Business Express Program, the member is requested to update the specimen of authorized signatures on a yearly basis (by 31. August) in order to stay on the list. It is also required to inform the Embassy if changes of persons who can sign the cover letter. BEP applications will be assessed in August/September 2018.
For information on routines and regulations, please see the Embassy home page and our explanations on business visa versus residence permit for work.