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.

Information for applicants from Cambodia

Applicants from Cambodia can submit their Schengen visa applications through the French Embassy in Phom Phen or alternatively through VFS application center in Bangkok, Thailand. Residence permit applications can be submitted only through VFS in Bangkok, Thailand.

Stricter visa practice for Myanmar 

Applications from Myanmar are processed according to the UDI`s guidelines for the red group (UDI 2012-008). This means that applications will only be granted in extraordinary situations. 

Where and when to apply?

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

Please note that from 15.11.2021 VFS Bangkok is back in Chamchuri Square:

Norway Visa Application Centre
Unit 404 and 405
The Plaza 4th Floor
Chamchuri Square Building
Phayathai Road
Bangkok (MRT Sam Yan)

Please also note that VFS Norway application centre and call centre are now open from Monday to Friday. For more information on opening hours, please see VFS´s website.

VFS Call Center can be reached on +6624607062.

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

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

For information about the application procedures and requirements for applicants outside Thailand, kindly select your country from the list on

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