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.

The visitor's visa must generally be applied for outside of the Schengen area.

COVID-19: New entry measures to apply when travelling to Norway (26 November 2021):

 As of 26 November 2021, entry restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted, and foreigners who have the right to enter Norway under the Immigration Act may travel to Norway. You must apply for a visa if this is required.

 However, new and more strict measures in relation to registration, testing and quarantine will also take effect as of 26 November. You must familiarize yourself with these measures before entering the Schengen area. If you do not comply with all entry measures in force, you will be refused entry to Norway.

 One of the new measures is a requirement to register before arrival in Norway. All travelers (except children under 16) entering Norway must complete an entry registration form: entrynorway.no. You will need to present proof of entry registration for inspection on arrival.

 For information on the current measures in Norway, please visit:

From April 16th 2021 all applicants applying for a residence permit will have to give biometrics when meeting in person to submit their application at the Embassy in Stockholm.

When you apply for a residence permit at the embassy, please note that we will only accept documents in A4 format (all photos, receipts etc. must be copied onto A4 sheets BEFORE you arrive at the embassy). Please also remember to bring both the original documents and copies to hand in.

In addition to the documents required by the UDI, all applicants are required to bring a population registration certificate from the Swedish Population Register (Extract of the population register - "120 med alla relationer") which is ordered from the Swedish Tax Agency.