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.

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.