Turkish citizens will now need a visa to transit at Oslo airport

From 24 August, Turkish citizens who are travelling through Oslo airport on their way to another country outside the Schengen area will need a visa, even if they are not going to leave the airport.

Published: 14.08.2018

Previously Turkish citizens were not required to have an Airport Transit Visa if they are only passing through the transit zone at Oslo airport, but this has now changed.

If you are a Turkish citizen who are planning to transit in Oslo airport after 23 August, and you do not already have a valid visa to the Schengen area, you must apply for an Airport Transit Visa. You apply by applying for a normal visitor’s visa and hand in documentation of your tickets, the purpose of your stay in your final destination and visa/residence permit in your final destination country/next transit country, if required.

This has been decided by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. The reason is the increase of Turkish citizens seeking asylum in Norway.



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