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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.

Ukrainian citizens who have a biometric passport do not need a visitor's visa, and can travel to Norway or other countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. Citizens of Ukraine who do not have a biometric passport and citizens of Belarus 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.

Applications for visa and residence permit are processed by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara

Applications for visa and residence permit are processed by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara. However, applications will be received through VFS Global in Ukraine. You will still be able to submit the application and collect the decision letter from the same visa application center as before. Whereas the application procedures remain the same, please note the following changes:

Extended processing time

For processing time of visa applications from Ukraine to Norway you should plan for a processing time for up to 25 days (up to 10 days for case-processing time and up to 15 days for two way courier to Ankara). We highly recommend that you apply well in advance.

For more information on processing times, see link.

New visa rules from February 2020

Please take note of the following changes in the Visa Regulation (Visa Code) which will enter into force 2nd February 2020:

• Increased fees: The visa fees will be increased from EUR 60 to EUR 80. For children between 6 and 12 years old, the visa fee will be increased from EUR 35 to EUR 40.

• Flexible submission: As of 2nd February 2020 travelers will be able to submit their visa applications up to 6 months ahead of the scheduled departure date. Seafarers can apply up to 9 months in advance. As a rule, applications shall be lodged no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit to the Schengen area. Please note that 15 calendar days are counted from the day the Embassy in Ankara receives your application.

• Processing time: Visa applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed.

Introduction of a courier fee

As before, there will be a visa application fee, and a service fee charged by VFS Global. In addition, there will be a courier fee to cover transportation of your documents between the visa application center and the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara.

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