Application for boyfriend/girlfriend visits


You can apply for a permit for your boyfriend/girlfriend to visit you in Norway if he/she lives in one of the countries covered by this application scheme, and you meet certain requirements.

Please note that if your boyfriend/girlfriend lives in a green EU/EEA/Schengen area or the UK, you do not need to apply for visits in this application scheme.

It is the person who lives in Norway who must apply and will be responsible for the content in the application you submit. You and your boyfriend/girlfriend must meet certain requirements for your boyfriend/girlfriend to get a permit to visit you in Norway.  

Your boyfriend/girlfriend cannot travel to Norway until you have applied for a permit and received approval (yes) on your application. 

If your boyfriend/girlfriend is required to hold a visa upon entry to Norway, your boyfriend/girlfriend must also apply for a visitor’s visa.Your boyfriend/girlfriend must meet the requirements for a visa. Your boyfriend/girlfriend cannot enter Norway if he/she has not been granted a visa. Here you can find information about visitor’s visa. 

If your boyfriend/girlfriend gets the permit to visit you in Norway, remember that he/she must follow the quarantine rules that apply when entering Norway (external website)

Requirements for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend

  • Your boyfriend/girlfriend must live in one of these countries

  • You must live in Norway to apply for this permit

  • Requirements to be defined as boyfriend/girlfriend

Information before you apply

  • A brief explanation of the application scheme and what happens if you do not meet the requirements

  • How UDI processes your peronal data

How to apply

When you have submitted your application

  • Your boyfriend/girlfriend cannot travel to Norway before you have received an answer to your application

  • When do I receive an answer to my application?

  • Can my application be given priority?

  • How do I receive an answer to my application?

When you have received an answer to your application

  • What do I do when I have received approval on my application?

  • How long is this permit valid?

  • What happens if I receive a rejection on the application?

When your boyfriend/girlfriend are travelling to Norway

Answers to frequently asked questions about boyfriend/girlfriend visits

  • My boyfriend/girlfriend is a citizen of a country covered by this scheme, but lives in a country that is not covered by this scheme. Can I apply for my boyfriend/girlfriend to come to Norway now?

  • My boyfriend/girlfriend is a citizen of a country not included in this scheme. Can I apply for him/ her to come visit me in Norway now?

  • Does my boyfriend/girlfriend have to stay in a quarantine hotel?

  • Can my boyfriend/girlfriend bring his or her children when visiting me in Norway?

  • Should I apply for family members other than my boyfriend/girlfriend to visit me?

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