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.

COVID-19: Extraordinary entry rules to Norway have been lifted, but new entry measures apply when travelling

The entry restrictions introduced due to the corona situation have been lifted. All foreigners who have the right to entry according to the rules of the Immigration Act can travel to Norway now. You can travel to Norway if you:

    • have a valid residence permit, or you have a right of residence in Norway
    • have a valid visitor´s visa or entry visa to Norway
    • have the right to visit Norway without a visa

This means that there are no entry restrictions to Norway due to the corona situation now, but there are new and stricter requirements for registration, testing when you travel into Norway and quarantine. You must familiarize yourself with these measures before entering the Schengen area. If you do not comply with all entry measures in force, you will be refused entry to Norway.

Requirements upon entry

Also, more information can be found here.

Stricter visa practice for Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

Applications from these countries will, temporarily, be 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.

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