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 Qatar must apply for a visitor's visa. Likewise, citizens of Qatar need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days.
For nationals of other countries:
- Nationals of EU/EEA countries and of countries that have a visa exemption agreement with Norway do not need a visa to visit Norway: https://www.udi.no/en/word-definitions/persons-who-do-not-need-a-visa-to-visit-norway-/
- Nationals of all other countries need a visitor's visa
In Qatar, the Mission of Germany handles visa applications on behalf of Norway. Please refer to the German Embassy's website for further information.
The Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi handles applications for residence permit, please refer to the Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi's website for more information.