Travel and border information for Norway

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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 Malawi must apply for a visitor’s visa. The Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, is responsible for processing applications from Malawi.

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.

  • Malawian diplomatic passport holders travelling to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg do not need a visitor’s visa. However, if you are visiting or transiting through another Schengen country, a Schengen visa is required.
  • Malawian service passport holders travelling to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg do not need a visitor’s visa. However, if you are visiting or transiting through another Schengen country, a Schengen visa is required.
  • Norway has an agreement with Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine which states that citizens of these countries should have a simplified procedure for visitor’s visa applications. You can read more about the benefits here.

Norway is representing 17 out of the 26 countries in the Schengen area. This means that the Embassy in Pretoria is authorized to issue short stay Schengen visas on behalf of the following countries:

SCHENGEN AREA