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 visitor’s visa applications on behalf of Norway.  For questions regarding visitor’s visa to Norway, please contact the Embassy of Sweden.

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 of Norway in Beijing has a representation for residence permit applications for South Korean nationals and residents in Republic of Korea.

For information about entry and residence in Svalbard, please see

**Procedures until further notice due to COVID-19  

Norwegian authorities have taken a series of precautionary measures in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19:

  • No Schengen visas will be issued until further notice.
  • Visa applications will not be accepted at the embassies or consulates, nor at our external service partner VFS-Global. Representation agreements with other Schengen countries has been temporary suspended.
  • For updated information about Covid-19 and travel restrictions, please see this link

Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway:

Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at VFS’ visa application centers. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.

For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center (070-4044-0599).