Temporary changes in Norway's visa facilitation agreement with Russia


From 19 March 2022, Norway will withdraw some simplified procedures for visa permits for a specific group of Russian citizens.

Published: 18.03.2022

The changes apply to the following groups:

  • Russian diplomats
  • people in business
  • representatives of business organizations
  • members of national and regional governments
  • members of legislative assemblies
  • official delegations

The following procedure is removed for the groups listed above:

  • easing of the documentation requirements
  • Issuance of multiple-entry visas
  • Fee exemption or reduced application fee
  • Reduced case processing time
  • visa-free when holding a diplomatic passport

Please note that this does not apply to private individuals applying for a visitor visa to Norway. 

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