Want to apply Emergency visa – visa issued at the border

If you arrive in Norway without a visitor visa, you may be issued an emergency visa on the border if there are very important and unexpected reasons why you had to travel.


  • You must have very important reasons for visiting Norway. Examples include:
    • that a close family member in Norway has had a serious accident
    • that you plan to attend an event that is very important to Norway and/or your country
    • that you are a seafarer signing on or off a ship in Norwegian waters.
  • It must have been impossible for you to apply for a visa in advance, for example because the embassy was closed when you had to leave on short notice. 

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