Can I travel to and from Norway on a visitor visa?
Can you get a visitor visa when you have applied for family immigration?
You can apply for a visitor visa to Norway. However, it is likely that your application will be rejected.
When the embassy processes your application, they will assess whether or not it is likely that you will return to your home country or your country of residence by the time the visitor visa expires. Since you have applied for a residence permit in Norway the embassy may find it unlikely that you will return before the visa expires. It may therefore be difficult for you to get a visitor visa.
Can you travel to Norway if you already have a visitor visa?
- You may travel to Norway if you have a visitor visa to Norway, but it is important that you return to your home country before the visa expires. If you don’t return before the visitor visa expires, your application for a family immigration permit may be rejected because you have broken the visa rules. If UDI grants you a residence permit before the visa expires, you don’t have to return.
- Travelling to Norway is not recommended if you have been granted a visitor’visa to another Schengen country. If you travel to Norway, your application for a family immigration permit may be rejected because you have given incorrect information when you applied for the visitor visa.
Other rules apply if you are classed as a skilled worker or you have applied for a residence card for family members of EU/EEA nationals. You may then travel to Norway if you have a visitor visa. You may also stay in Norway until your application has been processed, even if your visitor visa expires while you are waiting.