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.


The Norwegian Government has implemented restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

People arriving in Norway from countries/areas labelled as “red countries” by the Norwegian health authorities, are required to quarantine and present a certificate of negative Covid-19 test. The test must be taken less than 72 hours before entry. If you don’t present such a test, you may be refused entry.

All countries outside the Schengen area are by default, considered as “red countries”. This includes Thailand and all the countries the embassy handles visa applications for as a hub.

Here you can read more about the test and who the requirement applies to:

Most visitors must stay in quarantine hotels and test for Covid 19 during the quarantine period. This also applies to family members who come to visit relatives in Norway, and for visits to boyfriend/girlfriend.

For more information, please see:

For more information regarding quarantine hotels, plase see information from the Norwegian government:

For detailed information regarding whom can travel to Norway now, please visit: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's Corona information page:

Information about the corona situation from the Norwegian government can be found here:

Restrictions on entry into Thailand (COVID-19):
Thailand has extensive entry restrictions. However, it is now possible to travel to Thailand with semi-commercial flights as long as the traveler fulfills certain requirements for entry. For more detailed information and procedures regarding these entry requirements, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo.


Who can apply for a visa to Norway now:

It is now possible to visit the following family members:

  • spouse or registered partner
  • cohabitant with joint children, or cohabitants without children who have lived together for more than two years
  • spouse, registered partner, cohabitant and children of a Norwegian citizen who lives abroad and who travels to visit Norway together with the Norwegian citizen
  • EU/EEA citizens and their family members residing in third countries
  • children or stepchildren (at any age)
  • parents or stepparents (at any age)
  • grandparents and step-grandparents
  • grandchildren and step-grandchildren
  • girlfriend or boyfriend in an established relationship, as well as the girlfriend/boyfriend’s minor children

Important information for applicants visiting who wants a visit grandchildren, stepchildren, step-parents, step-grandparents or step-grandchildren:

The person who lives in Norway must submit a self-declaration form that you (the applicant) must present on arrival in Norway. A copy of the form must be submitted together with the visa application. The declaration form can be found here:

Important information for applicants visiting boyfriend/girlfriend:
The person who lives in Norway must submit a self-declaration form that you (the applicant) must present on arrival in Norway. A copy of the form must be submitted together with the visa application. The declaration form can be found here:

For information on your possibilities for getting a visitors visa now, please visit The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) webpage:  and

Residence permit applications

  • The VFS visa application center in Bangkok is open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway. Please note that it is mandatory to book appointment.

Where and when to apply?

Please note that Schengen visa applications and residence permit applications must be handed in at our VFS Global application center in Bangkok. It is obligatory to book an appointment.

Please note that VFS Norway visa application centre in Bangkok currently is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please note that VFS in Bangkok has a new address since 20th July 2020: 

Unit 404 and 405, The Plaza 4th Floor,
Chamchuri Square Building Phayathai Road,
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

For more information please visit


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

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 who have already been issued a Schengen visa by our Embassy to go to Iceland, must contact Icelandic authorities to know if travel is possible.

You can contact the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, visa section, at