Travel and border information for Norway in Norwegian / English

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Visitor's visa

A visitor's visa allows you to stay in Norway or other countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days.

A visitor's visa allows you to stay in Norway or other countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. Citizens of Turkey must apply for a visitor's visa.

If you plan to visit more than one Schengen country in the course of one trip, or if you plan several separate trips within a period of two months, you must submit your application to the embassy or consulate of the country that is your main destination based on the length of your stay, or the purpose of stay.

If you plan to visit several Schengen countries and the main destination cannot be determined, you must submit your application to the embassy or consulate of the country that is your first point of entry to the Schengen area.

Strict entry rules to Norway due to the pandemic

Still stringent rules apply for entry into Norway for citizens from all countries. 

Most people cannot travel to Norway now without belonging to one of the exceptions.

For list of persons who can travel to Norway now and further information, please refer to the UDI webpages:

https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/entry-to-norway-for-all-citizens/#link-19307

 

Which persons can travel to Norway on a visa now?

It is now possible to visit ONLY the following family members in Norway:

  • spouse or registered partner
  • cohabitant with joint children, or cohabitants without children who have lived together for more than two years
  • children or stepchildren (under 18)
  • parents or stepparents (to children under 18)

Please note that no exemptions are to be granted from quarantine duty or from ordinary provisions of the Immigration Act. The usual requirements for visa and entry will apply.

 

Citizens of Turkey is also required to have an Airport Transit Visa(ATV) if transiting the International transit zone at Oslo airport. There is some exemptions to the requirement for an ATV, cf. Visa Code art. 3 section 5. The International transit zone is closed daily between 23:00 – 06:00. Hence, if you need to exit the transit zone, you have to apply for an ordinary Schengen-visa.

Turkish diplomatic, service or special passports holders are exempted from visa for stays up to 90 days.

For nationals of other countries:

• Nationals of EU/EEA countries and of countries that have a visa exemption agreement with Norway do not need a visa to visit Norway.
• Nationals of all other countries need a visitor’s visa.

Certain rules apply to visa free travel. Details can be found on the UDI's website: Visit Norway without a visa.

Important information for visa applicants: All required documents which are not already in Norwegian or English have to be translated into English.
Gerekli tüm belgeler henüz Norveççe veya İngilizce değilse İngilizceye tercüme edilmelidir.

Applicants in Turkey must submit their applications through one of our Visa Application Centers in Ankara, Istanbul, Antalya or Izmir.

Applicants from Ukraine and Azerbaijan must submit their application through VFS in their respective countries, but will be processed at the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara.

Please be aware of false information which may occur on the Internet about companies claiming to cooperate with VFS and/or selling appointments. In order to book an appointment and/or contact VFS, applicants has only to use the link.

For more information on the fraud please see the attached link.

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