Visa Types

The Norway Visa Application Centre accepts applications for short-term (Schengen) visas and Residence Permits.

Short-term visas

If you plan to visit Norway for less than 90 days, you can apply for a visitor's visa (Schengen visa - type C). The purpose of your travel determines the visa category:

  • Tourist: The purpose of the travel is holiday, recreation;
  • Business: The purpose of the travel is Business/Work, commercial activity;
  • Visiting family and friends: The purpose of the travel is visiting family or friends who are the nationals of Norway or citizens of other countries residing in Norway with valid residence permit;
  • Cultural and Sport Events: The purpose of the travel is to participate in sports, training, cultural exchange programs, tours and participation in conferences, workshops, etc.;
  • Residence permits

If you intend to stay in Norway for more than 90 days, or if you are going to work in Norway, you need to apply for a Residence Permit.