Gather the necessary documentation

The checklist gives an overview of the documents you need to hand in to start the application process.

When applying for a visitor's visa please make sure that you have gathered all documents required:


Family members of EEA citizens exercising their right to free movement have a separate checklist

If you are visiting several Schengen states, you need to document your purpose also in the other countries, not just Norway. 

If you are staying with friends or family, most Schengen member states have a form that can be used as documentation of this. 

Family relationships should be documented with marriage and birth certificates. This is easier when the closest family member invites the applicant. 

Documentation of friendship can most conveniently be provided by submitting social media content and/or photos of the persons together.

Missing documents may delay the application process.

Bring all the documents to your appointment with VFS.

If you want someone to help you in connection with your application, you must authorise this person to do so. Please visit the UDI website for more information and the relevant form. Only the person who needs the visa or someone with a written power of attorney will be given information about a specific case.