Travel and border information for Norway

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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.

Restrictions on entry into Norway (COVID-19):

The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. For the time being and until further notice, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.

For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and visas 

Norway has implemented entry restrictions to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. Foreign nationals without a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and no visas for visitors to Norway are currently being granted by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok or at any other Norwegian missions abroad. 

Temporary suspension of visa representation agreements

In order to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Norwegian government has decided to suspend all agreements of representation. The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok will therefore not issue Schengen visas to  Iceland. Persons that already has been issued a Schengen visa by our Embassy to go to these countries, must contact  Icelandic authorities to know if travel is possible.

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.

Please note that VFS Norway visa application centre in Bangkok is open only on Mondays, and for submission of residence permit applications only.

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for processing applications for visas and residence permits from Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Brunei and The Philippines.

In addition, the Embassy receives applications for residence permits from Myanmar and East-Timor.

For information about the application procedures and requirements for applicants outside Thailand, kindly select your country from the list on www.norway.no.

You can contact the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, visa section, at [email protected]