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 Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for processing applications for visas and residence permits from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Brunei and the Philippines. In addition, the Embassy receives applications for residence permits from Cambodia, East-Timor and Palau. 

As of 15 June 2023 the embassy will also be responsible for processing applications for visas and residence permits from Australia and Fiji, and applications for residence permits from New Zealand.

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.

Norway Visa Application Centre (VFS Global)
The Trendy Building, 8th Floor
Sukhumvit Soi 13
Bangkok (BTS Nana)

VFS Call Center: +66 (0)24607062.
VFS email address:

Please visit VFS´s website for more information.

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

Family members of EU/EEA nationals

If you are a close family member of an EU/EEA citizen residing in Norway, or a Norwegian citizen who is living in another EU/EEA country on a permanent basis and you are going to travel together with, or visit, this person, you will normally be given a visa.

By close family member means: 

  • spouse/partner/cohabitant
  • child who is under the age of 21 or supported financially by the parent
  • parent who is supported financially by their child

For more information, please visit UDI's website.

Diplomatic and service passports

Holders of diplomatic and service passports from Thailand are exempt from the visa requirement. 

Norwegian citizenship applications

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for receiving the following citizenship applications:

  • notification of citizenship for children with a Norwegian father
  • retention of Norwegian citizenship
  • reacquisition of Norwegian citizenship

The application will be forwarded to the UDI for processing. For more information please visit UDI's website

The visa section at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok can be contacted on the following email address: