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. All applications from Vietnam and Laos nationals are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand via VFS Global.
Information to applicants
Holders of diplomatic passport from Laos are exempt from the visa requirement, unless posted as diplomatic staff in Norway.
Family members of EU/EEA nationals
If you are a close family member of an EU/EEA citizen residing in Norway, or a Norwegian citizen who is living in another EU/EEA country on a permanent basis and you are going to travel together with, or visit, this person, you will normally be given a visa.
By close family member means:
- child who is under the age of 21 or supported financially by the parent
- parent who is supported financially by their child
For more information, please visit UDI's website.
Norwegian citizenship applications
The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for receiving the following citizenship applications:
- notification of citizenship for children with a Norwegian father
- retention of Norwegian citizenship
- reacquisition of Norwegian citizenship
The application will be forwarded to the UDI for processing. For more information please visit UDI's website.