Travel and border information for Norway

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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.

Information to applicants in Vietnam: Applications for visitor’s visas and residence permits for Norway are handeled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City

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.

RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY INTO NORWAY (COVID-19) – IMPORTANT CHANGES EFFECTIVE FROM NOVEMBER 9TH 2020! 

The Norwegian Government has implemented restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

People arriving in Norway from countries/areas labelled as “red countries” by the Norwegian health authorities, are required to quarantine and present a certificate of negative Covid-19 test. The test must be taken less than 72 hours before entry. If you don’t present such a test, you may be refused entry.

All countries outside the Schengen area are by default, considered as “red countries”. This includes Thailand and all the countries the embassy handles visa applications for as a hub.

Here you can read more about the test and who the requirement applies to: https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/currently-not-in-norway-questions-and-answers-for-nationals-outside-eueea/

People who come to Norway must have a permanent residence in the country, or the employer or client must provide a guarantee of a suitable place of residence upon arrival in Norway. Persons, including tourists and visitors, who have neither their own residence, nor employer or client in Norway must stay in quarantine hotels and test for Covid 19 during the quarantine period. This also applies to family members who come to visit relatives in Norway, and for visits to boyfriend/girlfriend.

For more information regarding covid-19 test and quarantine conditions upon entry to Norway, please consult the Norwegian health authorities: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/information-in-english/

For more information regarding quarantine hotels, plase see information from the Norwegian government:
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/the-corona-situation-more-information-about-quarantine-hotels/id2784377/

For detailed information regarding whom can travel to Norway now, please visit: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's Corona information page: https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/

Information about the corona situation from the Norwegian government can be found here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/id2692388/

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE – TEMPORARY CHANGES IN VISA PRACTICE - EFFECTIVE FROM  10.09.2020

Following the strict entry restrictions into Vietnam due to the corona situation, there are no commercial flights to Vietnam now. Because it is so difficult to return, a visitor visa to Norway will only be granted in extraordinary cases.

These temporary changes in the visa practice will last until commercial flights resume to Vietnam.

For information on your possibilities for getting a visitors visa now, please visit The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) webpage: https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/visit-and-holiday/visitors-visa-to-norway/?c=vnm and https://www.udiregelverk.no/en/documents/udi-guidelines/udi-2012-006/

 

VIKTIG MELDING –MIDLERTIDIGE ENDRINGER I VISUMPRAKSIS FRA 10.09.2020

Som følge av strenge innreiserestriksjoner i Vietnam grunnet koronasituasjonen, går det ikke ordinære flyvninger til Vietnam nå. Fordi det er så vanskelig å reise tilbake vil det nå kun innvilges besøksvisum i spesielle tilfeller. Disse endringene vil vare frem til kommersielle flyvninger til Vietnam gjenopptas.

Dersom du ønsker å lese mer om dine muligheter til å få visum nå , vennligst se https://www.udi.no/skal-soke/besok-og-visum/besoksvisum-til-norge/?c=vnm og https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2012-006/

Where and when to apply?

Please note that the visa application must be handed in at one of our VFS Global application centers. It is obligatory to book appointment.

Please note that VFS Norway visa application centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

You can contact the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, visa section, at visa.bangkok@mfa.no