Information to those who are not able to return to China


There has been an outbreak of the Corona virus in China. Several flight departures have been cancelled because of this. That makes it difficult to return to China.

Published: 29.01.2020 - Last changed: 07.02.2020

Are you in Norway on a visitor's visa (Schengen visa)?

If you cannot return by the time your visa expires because your flight was canceled, you must apply to stay here longer.

Are you in Norway on a visitor's visa that is valid for less than 90 days?

You have to contact the police (external website) and apply for an extension of your visa as soon as possible.

Are you in Norway on a visitor's visa that is valid for 90 days?

A visitor's visa can never be extended beyond 90 days. If you have been in the Schengen area for 90 days, and not able to return to China, you have to apply to stay here longer.

You apply by uploading a filled application form and a copy of the first page (ID-page) of your passport on our application portal. This is free of charge. You have to:

This scheme is only available for Chinese citizens, and persons permanently residing in China, who are in Norway, and are not able to return to China. The scheme cannot be used by others.

Do you have a residence permit that is about to expire?  

If your permit is about to expire and your flight is canceled, you must apply for an extension. You will get a residency permit for a short period of time.

You apply for an extension by uploading a filled application form and a copy of the first page (ID-page) of your passport on our application portal. This is free of charge. You have to:

This scheme is only available for Chinese citizens, and persons permanently residing in China, who are in Norway, and are not able to return to China. The scheme cannot be used by others.

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