June 24, 2024
How to Apply for a Tourist Visa To Norway

How to Apply for a Tourist Visa To Norway

A visitor’s visa permits you to stay in Norway or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days out of a total of 180. 

If you intend to visit multiple Schengen countries and cannot decide which one will be your principal destination, you must submit your application to the embassy or consulate of the country where you will first enter the Schengen area.

You should apply well in advance, no later than 15 days before you expect to go. The ideal time is at least four weeks before your scheduled departure.

You can submit your application up to six months before your scheduled departure, or up to nine months for seafarers. 

We recommend that you do not purchase your ticket until a visa has been granted.

Before submitting the relevant papers, you must first register your application online. When you submit your application, you will be requested to give fingerprints, unless they were gathered within the last 59 months.

Family members of EU and EEA nationals

You may be eligible for a free accelerated visa procedure if you match the following criteria:

I) You are the family member of an EU or EEA citizen.

II) The EU/EEA citizen is visiting or residing in a member state other than his/her own.

III) You are accompanying the EU/EEA citizen or intend to join him or her in the Schengen State of destination.

If you believe you are eligible for an accelerated visa procedure, you must present proof that you meet these requirements when submitting your visa application.

Admissibility of a Schengen Visa Application

How to Apply for a Tourist Visa To Norway
Schengen Countries

To have your application considered admissible, you must:

To apply, you must submit an application form, a valid travel document, a photograph, and biometric information (fingerprints and digital photos).

V) Pay the visa fees (if applicable).

NOTE: If the above-mentioned prerequisites are not fulfilled, the application will be considered unacceptable.

Inadmissibility Reaction

1) Return the application form and any supporting documentation provided by the applicant.

2) Destroy any biometric data that has been obtained.

3) Refund the visa money.

4) Do not analyze the application.

Please keep in mind that, in addition to the fundamental aspects of your visa application, you must also provide additional supporting papers.

Collection of biometric identifiers.

If you are applying for a Schengen visa for the first time, you must attend in person to submit your application and provide biometric data.

The following biometric identifiers will be collected:

1) A photograph, either scanned or taken at the time of application.

2) Ten fingerprints were obtained flat and digitized. If your fingerprints were acquired within the preceding 59 months, you are not required to produce them again when filing a new application. Please note on the application form when you last had your fingerprints taken.

The following candidates will be excused from the requirement to provide fingerprints:

(a) Children under the age of twelve.

(b) Individuals for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible.

(c) presidents of state or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, as well as members of their official delegation, when invited by Member State governments or international organizations for an official purpose.

(d) sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family who are invited by Member States’ governments or international organizations for an official purpose.

Schengen Consultation

Some Schengen States require consultation on visa applications filed to other Schengen States by nationals of specific countries.

The consultation process could take up to eight calendar days. Such consultation is currently needed for citizens of the following countries. 

The Embassy will review and decide on the visa application. The VFS isn’t involved.

Application Fee

Before you can submit your passport and other documents, you must first register your application online and pay the price.

If this is your first time registering an application through the portal, you will need to create a user account first. 

The visa price is €80. Children under the age of six do not have to pay any fees. Children from six to twelve must pay a visa charge of EUR 40. Please see the UDI website for further information on other categories excluded from the visa charge. 

Please keep in mind that you pay the charge when you register for the application through the site. Applicants who are exempt from the visa fee requirement will have their fees reimbursed.

If you are applying for a visa as a family member of an EU/EEA citizen, you do not have to pay the application cost.

When you register your application online using the Application Portal, you will pay the visa fee with a debit or credit card.

Application processing typically takes up to 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate receives them. In some situations, applications are referred to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and processing time might be up to 45 calendar days. 

 Please be aware that incomplete applications will cause delays in processing. 

How to Apply for a Tourist Visa To Norway

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