Need a visa to come to Norway for Norway Cup?

Remember to apply well ahead of time if you need a visa to take part in Norway Cup.

Published: 22.03.2023

Your team must be registered for Norway Cup before you apply for a visa. For more information and registration deadlines, please see the Norway Cup website (external website). Please note, all players on the team must be in the correct age group for the age class you register for under Norway Cup.

When to apply 

To get your visas in time, you should hand in your application and supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre or the embassy at least three months before you leave for the tournament.  Please remember that you might have to wait some time for an appointment to hand in your application. In addition, shipping/delivery times between the application centre and the embassy may be longer in some locations than others.

How to apply

To apply, all participants must fill in an application form and show up in person at a Visa Application Centre or embassy. Please see UDI's information about application requirements, how to apply and where to hand in your application. Residents in some countries will need to hand in their applications at an embassy in another Schengen country.

What documents are required?

Via the embassy checklist directory, you will find out which documents you need to hand in to apply for a visa.

In addition to the documents on the checklist, you must also hand in

  • a document which shows the name of the football team and the name and age of all players, team leaders and coaches
  • a document which shows what league/division your team plays in in your home country or a document which shows which organisation (for example the UN) you receive support from
  • your invitation letter from Norway Cup
  • for players under the age of 18: a birth certificate or other document which shows the names of your parents
  • for players under the age of 18: a letter of consent from your parents or someone else who has parental responsibility for you. We recommend that you use UDI’s consent form for Norway Cup (pdf, 518 kB). Please note, this form must be notarised by a notary public. (If it is not possible to get documents notarised by a notary public in your home country, we will make an exception to the requirement for notarisation.) You must also hand in copies of the passports of both parents, or of those who have parental responsibility for you.
  • Team members should enclose one of the following documents with their applications:
    • confirmation that they have received NORAD funding
    • confirmation that they have purchased a Norway Cup package for NOK 2,950
    • parents’ bank account statements for the past three months (for minors)
    • their own bank statements for the past three months (for seniors)
  • if you are a team leader or coach: a document which shows your role with the team
  • if you are going to be a referee or observer: documentation of your experience as a referee or observer

Are any supporters or family members coming with you to Norway? 

Family members and other supporters who wish to travel to Norway in connection with Norway Cup must apply for a visitor’s visa as ordinary tourists. These applications will be processed separately from those of the participants.

Is your team taking part in another tournament in the Schengen area before Norway Cup?

If your team is playing in another tournament in the Schengen area before or after Norway Cup, for example Gothia Cup or Dana Cup, you should submit your application to the country where you will be spending the longest period of time. If you are going to spend the same amount of time in all countries, please submit your application to the country you are visiting first.

When submitting your Schengen visa application, you should select all Schengen-member countries that you plan to visit and indicate a period of time that covers your entire stay in the Schengen area. Please remember to submit documentation for each of the tournaments or cups that you plan to attend this summer.

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