I must leave Russia, can I apply for a visitor’s visa to Norway?
You can apply for a visitor’s visa to Norway. It is important that you are aware of the waiting times for visitor’s visa applications. When applying for a visitor’s visa, it is important to emphasize that you must return to your home country when the visa expires. Because of the situation in your country, it can be difficult for applicants from your country to get a visa.
The requirements for approval of travel and health insurance have changed. If you have insurance from a Russian insurance company, it is no longer enough to present "Schengen insurance" for EUR 30,000. Because of the EU's sanctions against Russia, we can not be sure that claims for compensation to Russian insurance companies will be paid in the Schengen area. You must therefore enclose a confirmation from the insurance company that they will be able to pay compensation in the Schengen area.
The Norwegian Embassy in Moscow (external website) and VFS have information on their website about Russian insurance companies that already provide such confirmation. We will accept travel and health insurance from these companies in a visa application.
When you visit Norway, you must show that you have enough money for your stay in Norway and the journey home. Due to EU sanctions against Russia, money in Russian bank accounts is no longer available to visitors to the Schengen area. Therefore, the requirement for documentation that you have enough money for your stay in Schengen has changed. If you cannot document that you have access to your money while in Norway, a person residing in Norway or a Norwegian company can issue a financial guarantee for you.
If you want to leave Russia quickly and you do not plan to return, you should look for other options than a visitor’s visa.