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.
Information to applicants in Malaysia and Brunei: Applications for visitor’s visas and residence permits for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Kuala Lumpur.
Restrictions on entry into Norway (COVID-19):
The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. For the time being and until further notice, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:
- Press release from The Norwegian Government: Stricter border controls (15.03.20) (link: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/stricter-border-controls-being-introduced/id2693624/)
- The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: Corona information page, Q&A (link: https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/about-the-corona-situation/)
- Norway airports and air traffic information from Avinor (link: https://avinor.no/en/information-in-connection-with-the-coronavirus-covid-19/)
Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway:
Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at VFS’ visa application centers. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway. However, Malaysia has imposed a movement control order for two weeks which will take effect from 18th of March until 14th of April 2020, during which time VFS' application center in Kuala Lumpur will be temporary closed for all applicants.
For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.