Can I travel to and from Norway if I am from a country that doesn’t require a visa to travel to Norway?
If you don’t need a visa to visit Norway, you may travel to and from Norway while your application is being processed if you belong to one of the following groups:
- You are applying for family immigration with your spouse or partner
- You are a minor under 18 applying for family immigration with your parent (minors must have a written consent from both parents or the parent with parental responsibility)
- You are a mother or father of a child with Norwegian citizenship and the child is living with you on a permanent basis
- You are a skilled worker
You may stay in Norway until your application has been processed even if you have been in Norway more than 90 days.
Please remember that if you travel to and from Norway after you have applied for family immigration, you must follow the rules for visiting Norway without a visa. For example, if you have been in Norway or another Schengen country for 90 days or more, you will have to stay outside the Schengen area for 90 days before you can travel back to Norway.
If you are granted a family immigration permit while you are abroad, you can travel back to Norway immediately even if you haven’t stayed outside Schengen for 90 days. However, we recommend that you fly directly to Norway without a stopover in another Schengen country. If you have a stopover in another Schengen country you may encounter trouble at border control because you don’t have a residence card yet to prove you have a residence permit in Norway.
If you are an EU/EEA national, you may travel to and from Norway without any restrictions.