Should I check the information in my visa?

Yes, it is important that you check the information in your visa is correct.


The visa includes the following information

  1. Whether you can visit all Schengen countries or just some, for example just Norway.
  2. The earliest date on which you can enter Norway or other Schengen countries.
  3. The latest date by which you must leave Norway or Schengen.
  4. The total number of days you can stay in Norway or other Schengen countries. You can only remain in Norway or Schengen for the number of days for which your visa is valid. Remember that both the day you arrive and the day you leave count. 
  5. Passport number.
  6. How many times you can enter and exit the Schengen area (one, two or multiple entries).
  7. Your name.
  8. Remarks. Remarks are given in codes, in the section below you will find a list of the codes and what they mean.

You may have been granted a visa for fewer days or fewer entries than you have applied for. If you believe this is due to an error or a misunderstanding, you must contact the embassy. If you disagree with the decision, you can appeal to the embassy.

Remarks on the visa

Remarks are codes with further information about your visa, listed under the area marked (8) on the picture above. The coded remarks on the visa have the following meaning:  

NO 1: The visa is issued under ‘Approved Destination Status’ for China.

NO 2: Exempted from the travel insurance requirement.

NO 3: The visa is also valid for the Faroe Islands.

NO 4: The visa is also valid for Greenland.

NO 5: The visa is also valid for the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

NO 6: The applicant has exceptionally been issued a visa even if the passport is not valid 3 months after the last day of validity of the visa, in accordance with Norwegian Immigration Regulation § 3-9 second paragraph.