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.
Regulations regarding travelling from Romania to Norway for citizens of Ukraine
The Norwegian authorities cannot answer questions about rules outside Norway's borders. You must check the rules that apply for border crossings for Ukrainian citizens without a biometric passport or ID documents in other countries you have to go through on your way to Norway.
We understand that you have questions regarding travel from Romania to Norway, but the information Norwegian authorities can give only applies to entry into Norway and does not include travel through other countries.
When you arrive in Norway
If you intend to apply for protection (asylum): If your purpose of travelling to Norway is to apply for protection, you can apply for protection when you reach the Norwegian border. Norwegian authorities no longer consider Ukraine a safe country. Due to the situation in Ukraine, the government reports that Norway will grant Ukrainians temporary collective protection in Norway.
If you are not going to apply for protection (asylum): If you are not planning to apply for protection in Norway, the usual entry rules apply to you.
- If you have a biometric passport from Ukraine, you can travel to Norway visa-free. Children must also have a biometric passport to be visa-free, even if they travel with parents who have a biometric passport.
- If you do not have a biometric passport, you must have a visa, residence permit or residence card in Norway. This applies to both adults and children.
HOWEVER, because of the crisis in your home country, UDI has suspended the obligation to return for Ukrainian citizens in Norway until further notice. Even if you do not have legal residence in Norway, you will not be deported and sent out of Norway now. If you do not have a passport, biometric passport, visa or other ID documents. In that case, you can still apply for protection in Norway if you are already in Norway or have reached the Norwegian border. Citizens of Ukraine can continue to stay in Norway until further notice, without any consequences for them regarding the immigration regulations.
Norwegian Immigration Authorities are publishing relevant information regarding entry regulations for citizens of Ukraine on their webpages and please keep yourselves updated through this page:
In Romania: application procedures
For information on residence permit applications or visa applications from third country nationals in Romania, please see the webpages of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara www.norway.no/en/turkey/ as Ankara is regional hub for visa and immigration cases. All applications for both visas and residence permits must be handed in at one of our VFS Global application centers in either VFS Global Turkey, VFS Global Ukraine, VFS Global Azerbaijan, VFS Global Kosovo or VFS Global Serbia. Please note that currently it is obligatory to book appointment.
Please find here contact details to all VFS offices in our region:
Webpage VFS Global:
For Turkey: www.vfsglobal.com/norway/turkey
For Azerbaijan: www.vfsglobal.com/norway/azerbaijan
For Ukraine: www.norwayvisa-ukraine.com/english (NB Currently closed)
For Kosovo: www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Kosovo/
For Serbia: www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Serbia