Travel and border information for Norway

Information in Norwegian / English

Visitor's visa and residence permit

COVID-19 – virus

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 or residence permits to Norway at VFS’ visa application centers. This measure is temporary. Any changes will be published on the Embassy’s website.

Important: Because of the current situation the Embassy will temporarily not be able to return passports to applicants that already have submitted applications.


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:


For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.


Regulation relating to rejection of foreign nationals without a residence permit out of concern for public health

In Norwegian:

In English:

Covid 19: Instruction on the processing of visa cases to Norway. All visa applications must be rejected, no visas must be issued, except in extraordinary situations

In Norwegian:



Citizens of North-Macedonia with biometrics passports are visa free to Norway.

Important message to North-Macedonian citizens who wants to apply for a recidence permit to Norway.

As of 1 August 2019, applications will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.For information on how to apply for a residence permit to Norway please reffer to the web page of the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara

 For consular questions, please contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.