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.
New entry-requirements before and upon arrival in Norway
- Registration requirement for all people entering Norway
All people entering Norway must register themselves as part of infection control. The amendment enters into force Monday 21 December 2020. Please read more about this, and how to register here.
- Negativ Covid-test and 10-days quarantine-requirement (for several categories of travellers the quarantine will be in a hotel)
As of Monday 9th of November 2020 there are new requirements in the entry regulations to Norway for travellers. Negative Covid 19 -test must be presented upon arrival and new hotel-quarantine requirements are implemented. Please read more about requirement for negativ Covid 19-test upon arrival here, and detailed information on hotel-quarantine regulations here
Please also read updated infosheet on the new regulation here
- Mandatory Covid-19-testing for travellers to Norway upon arrival
From January 19th 2021, the government has imposed mandatory testing for Covid-19 for all travellers to Norway. The test must be done upon arrival in Norway. Travellers must enter Norway through border stations with testing facilities or through border stations with police control. Several smaller border stations will be closed. For m ore information, read here:https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/mandatory-testing-for-travellers-to-norway/id2826415/
This new requirement of testing upon arrival in Norway comes in addition to the requirement to have a negative Covid-19-pcr-test before travelling to Norway.
Citizens of Moldova holding a biometric passport do not need a visitor's visa, but they do need a residence permit for longer stays in Norway.
If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not need a residence permit, but must register with the police within three months of arriving in Norway.
Nationals of non-EU/EEA countries and Moldovan citizens who do not have a biometric passport will need a visa for traveling. They may choose whether to apply for visas at the Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest, at the Norwegian Embassy in Kiev or at the Common Application Centre at the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Chisinau.
For applying in Bucharest:
- More information may be obtained from the Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest.
For applying in Kiev:
- More information may be obtained from the Norwegian Embassy in Kiev.
For applying in Chisinau at the Common Application Centre at the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Chisinau:
- More information may be obtained from the Common Application Centre at the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Chisinau
Note that it is only possible to apply for Schengen visas at the Common Application Centre. Other visas must be submitted to the Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest or other embassies/relevant authorities.
Applications for residence permits must be handed in at the Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest. See their page for more information about the process and on what documents to bring both regarding visas and residence permits.