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.

FROM 1 MARCH 2018 IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO REGISTER APPLICATIONS FOR VISA OR ANY TYPE OF RESIDENCE PERMIT AT THE EMBASSY IN REYKJAVIK.

The Embassy in Reykjavik does no longer handle applications for visa and residence permits. Please contact one of the following embassies regarding such applications: Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm (Sweden), The Hague (Netherlands), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy) or Athens (Greece). You will find contact details on the following website:  https://www.norway.no/

Certain applicants may apply for permits after arrival in Norway. You will find further details on who this may concern in the circular from UDI: https://udiregelverk.no/en/documents/udi-circulars/rs-2010-001/
Please note: Applying after arrival in Norway requires that the applicant is holding a valid Schengen visa/valid residence permit for the Schengen area, or that the applicant does not need a visa for Norway.