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Visitor’s visa and residence permit

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. A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days.

Stricter rules for entry to Norway – important changes effective from 29 January 2021

The Norwegian Government has implemented more stringent regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. Several groups who were earlier eligible for entry into Norway, are now not allowed to enter Norway. The new regulations are in force as of 29 January 2021.

You are therefore advised to check whether the new regulations apply to you before you submit an application. For information on the new regulations, and answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage: About the corona situation - UDI

Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway. You will find relevant information regarding required registration form, PCR testing, and quarantine requirements here: Norwegian Institute of Public Health

For any further enquiries, please contact the Norwegian embassy in Amman, which is the regional Hub for Visa and Immigration issues, at visa.amman@mfa.no

Your short-stay visa allows you to travel to Norway and to other Schengen States, but it does not exempt you from any additional travel restrictions that might be in place within the EU/EEA/Schengen-area. 

Information to applicants in Lebanon:

As of the 28th of August 2019, applications for a visitor’s visa or residence permit to Norway will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, which will become a regional hub for immigration from the Middle East and North Africa. You will still be able to submit the application and collect your passport and the decision documents at VFS Global application centre in Lebanon, but the Norwegian Embassy in Beirut will from this date no longer be responsible for the case processing.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beirut also represents Iceland in visa matters. If you are applying for a visa to travel to Iceland, you are to follow the same process as if you were applying for a visa to Norway.