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.

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.

Important reminders

  • The processing time is up to 45 days from the time your application reached the Consulate in New York - not from when you registered online or submitted your documents to VFS
  • Do not pay for any bookings before a visa has been issued.
  • By applying early, you will have more time to book the trip after you have received the visa
  • As long as your passport isn't returned to VFS, the decision has not been made. The Consulate does not give further details about the status of an application. 

Before you start the application process, check these lists whether you need a visa to travel to Schengen

 

SCHENGEN AREA