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):

The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, most foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway out of concern for public health. For information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: Corona information page, Q&A 

For the time being and until further notice, visas for visitors to Norway will as a main rule not be granted.

 

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=tha#link-779  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=tha#link-775 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 [email protected]