Who can be granted an entry visa (D-visa) before they have received an answer to their application?
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Persons who need a visa to visit Norway can in some cases be issued an entry visa, so that they can travel to Norway before they apply or while they are waiting for an answer.
You can apply for this kind of visa if you belong to one of the following groups
- spouses of Norwegian citizens who are living in Norway or plan to settle here, and their joint children
- spouses of Nordic nationals who have lived in Norway for the past three years, and their joint children
- spouses of foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit (settlement permit) and their joint children
- spouses of foreign nationals with a residence permit as skilled workers with an employer in Norway and their joint children
- spouses of foreign nationals who have an individual permit to work in a group, and their joint children
Requirements for entry visas
To be granted an entry visa, it must be probable that your application for family immigration will be granted. Among other things, this means that you must meet all the requirements for a family immigration permit and you must have submitted all the documents on the checklist.
Please note that you can not apply for such an entry visa (D-visa) from countries where another country’s embassy represents Norway in immigration matters.
How to apply for an entry visa
- Submit an application for a visitor visa, but write in the application that you wish to be granted an entry visa (D-visa).
- If you haven't already submitted your application for family immigration, you must now submit all the documents on the relevant checklist for family immigration. You must also submit the reference person's three last pay slips and their last tax settlement.
- The embassy will consider your application for an entry visa. If your application is rejected, you can submit a written appeal to the embassy. The embassy will consider your application again. If they do not grant it, they will send it to UDI. UDI will consider the application again, and either reject or approve it.