How do I apply for a visitor visa?

Here you will find a general instructional video on how to apply for a visitor visa to Norway. (external website)

Please note that the instructions in the video do not apply when Norway is represented by another Schengen member state in the country from which you have applied for a visitor visa.

The application process can be divided into two parts:

PART 1: Online registration of the application and payment of the application fee.

First, you or the person who is going to travel to Norway must complete an electronic application for a visitor visa at the UDI website.

The words "you" and "your" in the application form refer to the person who is going to visit Norway. In most cases, applicants will complete an application for themselves. If, however, you are completing the application on behalf of another person, for example a family member, "you" in the application form refers to that person. It also means that where it says "which country are you applying from", you must state the country where the applicant resides.

When the application form has been completed, you must pay the application fee online. The person who completes the electronic application will then receive a confirmation by e-mail and a document with the file name "Schengen.pdf". This document must be printed and signed by the applicant in person.

PART 2: You as an applicant for a visitor visa must meet in person at a VFS application centre in your home country or the country of residence to submit the application and all your documents there.

After the application has been registered online and the fee has been paid, you as an applicant for a visa to visit Norway must make an appointment with a VFS Global application centre (external website) in your home country or in the country of residence to submit the application documents.