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 the Republic of Korea do not need a visitor's visa, but need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days.

In the Republic of Korea the Embassy of Sweden handles visa applications on behalf of Norway.  For questions regarding visa to Norway, please contact the Embassy of Sweden.

In the Republic of Korea applications for residence permit must be submitted to VFS Global in Seoul who will forward the applications to the Embassy of Norway in Beijing, China.

The Embassy in Beijing has a representation agreement with Denmark on applications for residence permits. If you want to apply for a residence permit to Denmark, you must submit the application to VFS.  Later the applications are handled by the Embassy of Norway, but in the last instance processed by the Danish Immigration Service.

If you are travelling with, or visiting, a familiy member who is an EU/EEA national these are the documents required when applying for a visa.

* For information about entry and residence in Svalbard, please see