Tourism

Overview

The purpose of this visa is to travel to Norway as a tourist, either by taking a trip organised by a tour operator, or through individual booking of tickets and accommodation.

A Schengen visa only allows foreign nationals to visit Norway and the other Schengen countries for up to 90 days.

Please click on each of the tabs above for more information or visit the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Visa Fees

When you apply for a visa or residence permit to Norway, you must pay the fee online when registering your application at the Application Portal Norway.

Please note that applicants will also be charged a service fee of Euro 30 per application (charged in local currency) which must be paid in cash when you attend the visa application centre. The service fee is currently PKR 3748 and is liable to change in line with the European Commission exchange rate.

Visa Category Visa Fee (Euro)
Schengen Visa 60
Schengen Visa (Children under 6 and below 12 years of age) 35
Schengen Visa (Children under 6 years of age) 0

The following are exempted from the fee when submitting an application for Schengen Visa:

  • Children under 6 years of age
  • Pupils, students and their accompanying teachers if the purpose of the travel is studying or educational training
  • Researchers from third countries travelling in the Schengen area to do scientific research as defined by the European parliament and council recommendation 2005/761/EC of 28 September 2005
  • Representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
  • Participants aged 25 years or less in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
  • Spouses, children and dependent ascendants of an EU/EEA national who is exercising free movement rights in Norway, when visiting the person.

Visa fees can only be paid with a credit card through the Application Portal Norway.

Documents Required

Please click here for the list of documents you are required to hand in with your application for a visa. Please bring a printed and filled out copy of this checklist to the Gerrys office.

Please submit one set of readable documents in A4 paper format without staples or glue. If you submit originals (nikkah, birth certificates etc) you must submit an A4 copy of the document as well.

Please note that if you choose not to submit all the required documents, the Embassy of Norway will reject your application without asking for further documentation. If you are not able to hand in a document, a written explanation should be attached instead of the document.

Please click here for information about travel medical insurance.

Please click here for the family tree form.

Please click here for the visa questionnaire.

Photo Specifications

The photo must:

  • be in sharp focus, clear and with good contrasts
  • be printed on high quality photo paper with high solution
  • be in colour
  • be 35–40 mm in width
  • be maximum 6 months old and resemble the applicant
  • be taken with the applicant facing the camera directly, against a light background
  • show the whole head and the top of the shoulders. The face must occupy 70–80 % of the picture.
  • show open eyes that are clearly visible. Hair must not cover the eyes.

Regarding glasses:

Glasses are allowed as long as the eyes are clearly visible.

  • the glasses must not be coloured
  • the rim must not cover any part of the eyes
  • there must be no reflection in the glasses

Regarding head-dress:

Religious head-dresses are allowed, provided that all details of the face are clearly shown.

  • chin, forehead and both cheeks must be clearly visible
  • shadows on the face due to the head-dress are not allowed

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If the photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. A photo booth for meeting these requirements is available at the visa application centre.

Processing Time

Normal case processing times

Most people will receive an answer within two weeks of submitting their application to a Foreign Service mission.

Which cases take longer to process?

Most cases are processed by the foreign service mission, but if the embassy is in doubt about whether you can be granted a visa, they will forward your case to the UDI.

In such cases, most applicants will receive an answer within four weeks of submitting their application to the foreign service mission.

In a few, very special cases, however, the case will not be processed until up to eight weeks of the application being submitted to the foreign service mission.

What can you do to contribute to your case being processed as quickly as possible?

Make sure that your application is completed correctly and in full.

Make sure that you enclose all the necessary documents, please see our checklist.

Make sure that your, and your sponsor’s, contact information is up-to-date.

It is also a good idea to make sure that the person who has invited you to Norway has power of attorney from you, so that we can give important information to him or her.

Download Forms

The application form for a Norway visa must be completed online. To launch an online application, please visit the Application Portal Norway.