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.
Norway still has strict entry rules because of pandemic
Most people cannot travel to Norway now without belonging to one of the exceptions.
Which persons can travel to Norway on a visa now?
Serbia is not on the list of "purple countries" anymore.
Please find updated information “Who can travel to Norway now”.
Strict entry-requirements before and upon arrival in Norway
Please note that there are very strict entry requirements to Norway now due to the pandemic. Here are the main requirements before, upon and after arrival:
- Registration requirement for all people entering Norway
All people entering Norway must register themselves as part of infection control. The amendment enters into force Monday 21 December 2020. Please read more about this, and how to register here.
- Negative Covid-test taken maximum 24 hours before travelling to Norway
- Mandatory Covid-19-testing for travellers to Norway upon arrival
This new requirement of testing after arrival in Norway comes in addition to the requirement to have a negative Covid-19-pcr-test before travelling to Norway.
- 10-days quarantine-requirement (for several categories of travellers the quarantine will be in a hotel)
The rules and regulations are currently changing quite often, you must therefore make sure to update yourself on the latest regulation at HelseNorge
Where and how to apply
It is possible to apply for residence permit or visa at VFS Global Belgrade for the category of applicants mentioned above. (Visa not required for citizens of Serbia with biometric passport). Please note that It is obligatory to book appointment. Please find link to all VFS applications centers at our webpage: https://www.norway.no/en/turkey/services-info/visitors-visa-res-permit/
Importance of documentation:
Please note that all normal application requirements for visa are valid. The lists of documentation requirements are available on VFS’ webpages. In addition, when handing in your application at VFS, you must prove that you are in one of the categories mentioned above. If not, VFS are instructed to refuse to receive your application.
For updated regulations and instructions from UDI, please see here (only in Norwegian):
It is the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara that is responsible for applications from Serbia. For more information, please read more here: Visitor’s visa and residence permit - Norway in Turkey