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 and Laos: 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

IMPORTANT NOTICE – TEMPORARY CHANGES IN VISA PRACTICE 

Following the strict entry restrictions into Vietnam and Laos due to the corona situation, there are no regular commercial flights to Vietnam and Laos 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 and Laos.

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 

Som følge av strenge innreiserestriksjoner i Vietnam og Laos grunnet koronasituasjonen, går det ikke ordinære flyvninger til Vietnam og Laos 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 og Laos 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/

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