The health authorities are responsible for information regarding quarantine. You will find information about travel quarantine at helsenorge.no (external website).
UDI cannot answer any questions related to quarantine on entry.
You can come to Norway from 1 July. UDI will send a letter to your representative/employer confirming that you can come to Norway from 1 July. Your employer will forward this letter to you, and you have to bring it with you as a confirmation when you travel to Norway.
You do not need to contact us regarding this letter, we will send it to everyone concerned.
No, you cannot travel to Norway and apply from here now. You can either apply for a residence permit from your home country or your employer can apply for you by power of attorney. If you get a permit you can travel to Norway from 1 July.
If you have a valid entry visa, you can travel to Norway now.
If you do not have an entry visa and have not yet submitted your passport, you must contact the VFS office to book an appointment to submit your passport so that the embassy can give you an entry visa.
If you have already submitted your passport at the VFS office or embassy, you do not need to do anything. Then you must wait for the VFS office to contact you to obtain your entry visa.
Note that some VFS offices are closed or have reduced offers. Here you can check if the embassy in your country is open (external website).
Yes, you can travel to Norway now. When you arrive at the border, you must have documentation that you are a journalist, such as a work contract or press card, in addition to a description of the assignment you will be doing in Norway.
It is the health authorities that are responsible for the quarantine rules in Norway. If you have questions about quarantine, please check helsenorge.no (external website). UDI cannot answer any questions about quarantine when entering Norway.
If you have received a decision letter that you have been granted a residence permit as a seasonal worker, you can travel to Norway after 1 July. You cannot go to Norway to submit your application here.
If you have been granted a residence permit as a seasonal worker before 20 April 2020, and your entry window/entry visa has expired, your employer in Norway must contact us by email to email@example.com with a list of all their employees who are in this situation. This email must also state that they will comply with the quarantine rules (external website). Then we will send a new entry notification to your employer or a message to the embassy that you can get a new entry visa.
If your job offer is no longer applicable for this year's season, but is applicable next year, your employer in Norway can contact us at email firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of all their employees this will include. We will then contact your employer before next year's season.
Yes, we are processing residence permits for seasonal workers from countries outside the EU/EEA. We have many applications to process, so unfortunately we can not guarantee that your application will be processed before the start date you have stated.
No. The government has submitted a proposal for a new temporary law regarding entry restrictions, and they have proposed that this law should apply until 1 January 2021 2021 (press release regarding this proposal in Norwegian (external website)). The date is set because a temporary law must have an end date. If the proposal is decided, there will be no significant changes regarding who will be able to travel to Norway now.
The government has said that even if this law is decided, it does not mean that today's rules will apply until 1 January 2021. They have said that they want a gradual and controlled softening of the entry rules and will adapt according to how the corona situation evolves. When regulations regarding who can travel to Norway change, we will post information on these pages.
No. We understand that many would like a confirmation, but nor UDI, the embassies, the police or anyone else can give you such a confirmation in advance. As visa-free or a person with a valid visa, you can not send in an application where we can consider if you can travel in for a visit.
When you are going to travel to Norway you must bring your passport. In addition, you should document that you belong to one of the exception groups that now can travel to Norway, when traveling in. There are no set requirements to what exact documents this is for the different groups.
It is the border police that decides if you can enter Norway.
We understand that many of you would like to know, but unfortunately, we do not know how the situation will evolve. We will update the information here when we know more.
Likely, several of the regulations that have been introduced due to the corona situation will change at some point. However, we do not know when this will happen or whether the rules will go back to being as they were before.
It is the government that decides which changes will happen and when they should take effect, but right now, the government will not be able to tell how the regulations will change. The best advice we can give you is to follow the information posted here, which will be updated as soon as anything changes. This is the advice you will also get if you contact the Ministry or us to ask how the regulations will change.
If you are wondering about the possibility of meeting with the police to submit an application or order a residence card, you can find information on the police website (external website). You cannot contact UDI for an appointment.
If you are wondering about the quarantine rules when entering Norway and any changes to this, you will find information at helsenorge.no (external website).
We will send a letter to you via your family member in Norway (the reference person), confirming that you can come to Norway. Your family member must send you this letter so that you bring it when you travel to Norway. It would be best if you did not go to Norway before receiving this letter to avoid problems during your trip.
If you are going to study in Norway from autumn 2020, you can enter from 1 July. Before you can enter, you must have received a decision letter stating that you have been granted a residence permit as a student in Norway.
No, you cannot travel to Norway and apply for a study permit from here. You must have a decision letter stating that you have been granted a residence permit as a student before you can travel to Norway.
Yes, if you are in such a situation you can travel to Norway. Please note that you may be subject to quarantine arrangements upon entry into Norway.
Please note that you may be subject to quarantine when you enter Norway. Read more about quarantine and isolation at helsenorge.no (external website).
If you were granted a residence permit after 20 April 2020, it would be written in your decision letter whether you can travel to Norway or not now. Many people who have been granted a residence permit can travel to Norway now, but still not everyone.
If you were granted a residence permit before 20 April 2020 and are from a visa-free country, you can enter Norway. If you are not able to enter Norway before the entry deadline expires, you can send a letter to UDI or contact UDI another way and request an extension of the entry deadline. If you are granted an extended entry deadline by UDI, you can travel to Norway.
Please note that you may be subject to quarantine arrangements upon entry into Norway. Read more about quarantine and isolation at helsenorge.no (external website).
The government decides the rules for who can travel to Norway or not if granted a residence permit. We are aware that the corona situation varies between different countries and between areas. However, UDI does not have the authority to decide who can travel to Norway now.
We will update the information on our questions and answers regarding the corona situation when there are changes in the rules for who can travel to Norway.
Yes, if you are in such a situation you can travel to Norway. Please note that you may be subject to quarantine arrangements upon entry into Norway.
Yes, if you have a valid residence permit and are living in Norway, you may enter Norway.
If you do not have a valid residence card, and need an entry visa, you can contact the nearest Norwegian embassy to have it issued.
If you have a foreign passport or travel document that you cannot travel to Norway with because it is invalid or lost, you can contact the nearest Norwegian embassy to obtain a travel document for emergencies.
You must have a legal residence in Norway and an entry visa in order for the UDI to provide you with a travel document for emergencies.
To obtain an entry visa or passport letter, you must meet in person at the Embassy or VFS Visa Application Centre. If the embassy or VFS you currently need is closed for personal attendance, the UDI will wait to process your entry visa or passport application. You can check the Embassy / VFS website (external website) for updated information if personal attendance is possible. Keep in mind that information can change quickly.
You can find the opening hours for the VFS offices on their website (external website), and you can follow the websites of the nearest Norwegian embassy (external website) if it is possible for you to go there to deliver your passport and get an entry visa. UDI does not have any further information to give you other than what you find on these websites.
Note that it is only relevant to obtain an entry visa if you have been granted a residence permit and told that you can travel to Norway now, or if you are already resident in Norway with a residence permit and you do not have a valid residence card.
You cannot travel to Norway without legal residence in Norway. As a main rule, you can not apply for renewal of your residency permit from abroad. The main rule is that the application must be handed to the police in Norway. If the reason that you can not travel to Norway because of the Corona-regulations, you must contact your nearest Norwegian embassy and apply for a renewal of your residency permit. You must hand in the application form and check list. It is important that you explain and document the reason that prevented you from traveling to Norway in time, or why you have not applied for a renewal of your residency permit in time.
UDI must consider your application individually.
If you have been granted a permit in Norway after applying for protection, you must use a paper application form. You can not use our application portal online to apply. If this applies to you we ask you to call us.
If you are already abroad and have a valid residence permit, you must follow the travel advice and travel to Norway as soon as possible. You must travel at the first opportunity.
If your residence permit expires before you have the opportunity to travel, you must contact the nearest Norwegian embassy to apply for a renewal of your residence permit (if you have not already applied to the police in Norway).
You must follow the embassy's website (external website) for information on when the embassy is open. You must submit the application form and checklist. It is important that you explain and document the reason why you have not been able to travel to Norway in time. The embassy will send the application to the UDI, and the application has to be evaluated individually.
Have you been granted permission in Norway after applying for protection?
You must use a paper application if you have been granted permission in Norway after applying for protection. You cannot use our application portal to apply. If it concerns you, please call us.
If you do not have a residence permit by family immigration and your family is Norwegian or from a country outside the EU/EEA, you cannot travel to Norway now. This applies even if you have a spouse or other close family who reside in Norway.
This is unless you belong to the exceptions described below.
If you have children under the age of 18, you can still enter Norway if:
Note that if you are expelled, you can not travel to Norway, even if you meet the exceptions.
If you are under 18, you can travel to Norway to visit your Norwegian parents if:
If your wife/girlfriend is going to give birth to your child in Norway, you can travel to Norway to attend the birth.
You can travel to Norway if you can show documentation that the child is yours, for example, by being listed as the father of the child by the mother, and you comply with the applicable quarantine rules (external website).
If you have a close family member who has become acutely seriously ill or dying, you can travel to Norway.
You can travel to Norway if you visit a close family member who has become acutely seriously ill or dying. By "close family member", we mean spouse, cohabitant, children, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, parents, grandparents or great-grandparents.
If the ill person is not a close family member you cannot travel to Norway now. This also applies if the ill person is a close relative of your spouse/partner.
When traveling to Norway, you must bring documents from a doctor or hospital that describe how severe the disease is, what the treatment is, and the prognosis. It must be clear from the documentation that your visit cannot wait.
If you are going to settle in Norway and have a spouse/cohabitant who is an EU/EEA citizen (non-Norwegian citizen) and is a resident or is going to settle in Norway, you can travel to Norway now.
If you are cohabitants, you must document that you have lived in a permanent and established cohabitation relationship for at least two years, or that you have or are expecting children together.
The children you have together or the children of one of you aged under 21 will also be able to travel to Norway.
You cannot go to Norway for a vacation.
If you need a visa to travel, you must apply for a visa.
Yes, most people can travel to Norway to attend the funeral of their closest family members now.
The following family members of the deceased may enter to attend the funeral:
The family members' spouse or cohabitant may also attend the funeral.
You have to adhere to the applicable quarantine rules when you enter Norway (external website).
No, you cannot extend your visa when you come to Norway if your trip was postponed due to the outbreak of the corona virus. You must apply for this before traveling to Norway.
Please note that it is not possible to apply for this now. We will post information here when it becomes possible to apply again.
If you are unable to travel during the period specified on your visa sticker, you must apply for a new visa when it is possible to travel. If the visa you have already been granted is not valid for the entire journey, you only need to apply for the time period that is not covered.
Please note that it is not possible to apply for this now. We will post information when it becomes possible to apply again.
No, even if you have obtained a Schengen visa and have a visa sticker in your passport, you will now be expelled on the border to Norway. (external website)
If you have been granted a visa but have not received a visa sticker in your passport, you will not normally get a visa sticker in your passport.
Visas to Norway can now only be granted in exceptional cases.
Yes, you can travel to Norway if:
You cannot travel to Norway on holiday.
If your fiance is Norwegian citizen you can not travel to Norway now.
If you need a visa to enter Norway, you must apply for a visa.
Yes, if you are a resident and have legal residence in Denmark, Finland, or in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland or Åland, you can travel to Norway on vacation now.
If you are a resident of Sweden, you cannot travel to Norway on holiday now, even if you live on Gotland.
You must document that you are a resident of the Nordic country you live in when you travel to Norway. For example, you can bring a residence permit, registration certificate, or a print from the National Register from the country you live in.
We have the same waiting period as before the corona situation when it comes to applications for lifting a prohibition against an entry ban. The vast majority of applicants will receive an answer within 6 months after the application is received by UDI.
We will not prioritize your application based on the corona situation.
There must be special circumstances in your case for it to be processed before other applications in the queue.
Read about prioritization
Yes, if you are a resident of Svalbard, you can travel to mainland Norway now. This applies if you are going from Svalbard directly to the Norwegian mainland and if you are going from abroad to the Norwegian mainland.
A "permanent resident" of Svalbard is a person who is validly entered in the population register for Svalbard. When traveling to Norway, you can document this by a print from the register. For people living in Barentsburg, being a resident of Svalbard is evident by documenting your work.
Visa requirements for nationals from countries outside the EU/EEA apply as usual.
When entering mainland Norway, you must adhere to the authorities' quarantine rules, which you can read about at helsenorge.no. (external website) UDI cannot answer questions related to quarantine regulations when entering Norway.
When we use the term “EU/EEA citizen”, we mean a citizen of one of the EU countries, and Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland.
As a Norwegian citizen, you can always enter Norway regardless of the purpose of your trip to Norway.
If you, as a Norwegian citizen, have been resident in another EU/EEA country and are planning to move back to Norway, you may be considered an EEA citizen. This is only important for your accompanying family members.
If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and a family member of a Norwegian citizen living outside the EU/EEA or in Norway, you will find information on the rules for entry to Norway for citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA.
Yes, if you have a residence permit in the EEA country in which the company is established, you can travel to Norway to carry out the assignment.
When traveling to Norway, you must bring your employment contract and a confirmation from the company in Norway that shows that your company has an agreement to do a job for them.
From some countries it is still possible to submit an application for a residence permit. However, most people who are granted a residence permit cannot enter Norway now because of the corona situation.
If you are granted a residence permit, it will be written in the decision whether you can travel to Norway now or not. We do not know when those who are granted a residence permit will be able to travel to Norway. We will post new information on these pages when the situation changes.
You have to consider if you still want to apply for a residence permit in this situation.
Normally, you must submit your application within 12 months of the date stated in the decision letter to the person in Norway. If the VFS application center is closed so that you can't submit the application by the deadline, UDI can make exceptions to the deadline.
You must explain what is the reason why you did not have the opportunity to submit the application within the deadline. You submit this explanation together with the application when it becomes possible for you to attend in person at the VFS application center. You can use the "Explanation why I cannot hand in one or more documents (pdf, 662 kB)" form to write the explanation.
You must attend in person at the VFS application center as soon as possible. You can follow the embassy/ VFS website (external website, opens in new window) for information on when it is possible to deliver your documents at your nearest application center.
Yes, the UDI will be able to grant a residence permit to persons outside Norway, but most people who receive a residence permit can still not enter Norway now.
If you are granted a residence permit, it will be written in the decision letter whether you can travel to Norway now or not. We do not know when those who are granted a residence permit will be able to travel to Norway. We will post new information on these pages as the situation changes.
If you were to submit an application from abroad, you must contact the embassy to which the application should be sent. If you were to submit the application from Norway, you must contact the police office where you were to submit the application. In both cases, you will be able to get a refund.
Currently, we do not know the impact this will have on waiting times for applications we are processing, but it is likely that it will lead to longer waiting time for some cases. Here, you can find updated information on waiting times for the various applications.
For asylum applications: It is very likely that the waiting time will be longer than what we have stated in most cases.
It is not possible to submit applications for visitor's visas at VFS Visa Application Centres or embassies, until further notice.
In some countries, it is possible to apply for residence permits, and residence cards as a family member of an EU/EEA citizen, but due to the uncertain situation, please check the website of the embassy/VFS before you attend your appointment (external website). Please note that the information might change with short notice.