Travel and border information for Norway in Norwegian / English

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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 Nigeria must apply for a visitor's visa.

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.

29.01.2021: Norway introduces its strictest entry rules since March 2020.

After 00:01 Friday 29 January, Norway has introduced strict entry restrictions. The main principle is that only citizens and foreign nationals already resident in the country can enter Norway now, but there are a few exceptions. The Government website describes in more detail who can and who cannot enter the country. More information will be available at the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Please note that even some holders of previously issued visitor's or entry visas will be affected by the new restrictions.

For individuals who are travelling with or visiting a close family member who is an EU/EEA citizen, simplified procedures apply. A standardised checklist for the documents required in this situation can be found here.

Norway has temporarily stopped handling Schengen or C visa applications on behalf of Iceland. The VFS Global application centres in Nigeria that represent Norway will therefore not receive visa applications for short stay in that country. If you wish to apply for a C visa to visit Iceland, you must consult with the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration. (The Norwegian Embassy in Accra, Ghana, will still issue entry or D visas to persons who have been granted an Icelandic residence permit, for long stay in the country.)

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