Travel and border information for Norway

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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.

Information to applicants in Malaysia:

Applications for visitor’s visas and residence permits for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Kuala Lumpur.

RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY INTO NORWAY (COVID-19) – IMPORTANT CHANGES EFFECTIVE FROM NOVEMBER 9TH 2020! 

The Norwegian Government has implemented restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

People arriving in Norway from countries/areas labelled as “red countries” by the Norwegian health authorities, are required to quarantine and present a certificate of negative Covid-19 test. The test must be taken less than 72 hours before entry. If you don’t present such a test, you may be refused entry.

All countries outside the Schengen area are by default, considered as “red countries”. This includes Thailand and all the countries the embassy handles visa applications for as a hub.

Here you can read more about the test and who the requirement applies to: https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/currently-not-in-norway-questions-and-answers-for-nationals-outside-eueea/

Most visitors must stay in quarantine hotels and test for Covid 19 during the quarantine period. This also applies to family members who come to visit relatives in Norway, and for visits to boyfriend/girlfriend.

For more information, please see: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/information-in-english/

For more information regarding quarantine hotels, plase see information from the Norwegian government:
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/the-corona-situation-more-information-about-quarantine-hotels/id2784377/

For detailed information regarding whom can travel to Norway now, please visit: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's Corona information page: https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/

Information about the corona situation from the Norwegian government can be found here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/id2692388/

Who can apply for a visa to Norway now:

It is now possible to visit the following family members:

  • spouse or registered partner
  • cohabitant with joint children, or cohabitants without children who have lived together for more than two years
  • spouse, registered partner, cohabitant and children of a Norwegian citizen who lives abroad and who travels to visit Norway together with the Norwegian citizen
  • EU/EEA citizens and their family members residing in third countries
  • children or stepchildren (at any age)
  • parents or stepparents (at any age)
  • grandparents and step-grandparents
  • grandchildren and step-grandchildren
  • girlfriend or boyfriend in an established relationship, as well as the girlfriend/boyfriend’s minor children

Important information for applicants visiting who wants a visit grandchildren, stepchildren, step-parents, step-grandparents or step-grandchildren:

The person who lives in Norway must submit a self-declaration form that you (the applicant) must present on arrival in Norway. A copy of the form must be submitted together with the visa application. The declaration form can be found here: 

https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/skjema-for-erklaring-av-familierelasjon_e.pdf

Important information for applicants visiting boyfriend/girlfriend:
The person who lives in Norway must submit a self-declaration form that you (the applicant) must present on arrival in Norway. A copy of the form must be submitted together with the visa application. The declaration form can be found here: 

https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/solemn-declaration-on-relationship_e.pdf

Residence permit applications

The VFS visa application centres are open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.

Please note that it is mandatory to book appointment.

Where and when to apply?

Please note that all applications must be handed in at VFS in Kuala Lumpur. It is obligatory to book appointment.

VFS' application center in Kuala Lumpur is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for processing applications for visas and residence permits from Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Brunei and The Philippines.

In addition, the Embassy receives applications for residence permits from Myanmar and East-Timor.

For information about the application procedures and requirements for applicants outside Thailand, kindly select your country from the list on www.norway.no.

You can contact the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, visa section, at visa.bangkok@mfa.no