Apply well in advance of your planned travel
We recommend you to apply at least 4 weeks prior to your planned departure. You may register and submit your application 6 months before your planned trip.
Total processing time
The case processing time for visa applications is normally up to 15 days from the date the Embassy received the application.
Please remark that the processing time starts from the day the application is received at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok (not at VFS). Therefore, please take the courier/transport time between VFS Global in Manila or Cebu and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok into account when calculating the necessary processing time. Courier time is 2-5 days each way.
In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in Norway, and the processing time for these cases may be up to 45 days.
If the Embassy has to request additional documents or information, it will take more time to process the application.
For non-Filipino applicants, the processing time might be longer. The reason for the extended processing time is that visas cannot be issued to citizens of certain countries before the Embassy has consulted other Schengen member states. This process takes up to seven days. For information on which countries such prior consultation applies to, please click here.
You will be notified by email and SMS when your application has been processed.