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.
- You must pay an application fee.
- You must fill in an application form for a visitor visa (pdf, 282 kB)
- You must have a passport that is valid for at least three months after the end of your visit. The passport must be issued within the last ten years.
- You must have valid travel insurance.
- You must have enough money to finance your stay in Norway and your return journey. You must normally have NOK 500 for each day of your stay in Norway. Alternatively, someone you know, who is living in Norway, can give a financial guarantee.
- You must not be subject to a prohibition against entry to Norway or Schengen.
- If you have been in the Schengen area in the last 90 days, you must check when it is possible for you to re-enter, and how many days you can stay in Schengen. Please use the visa calculator to check this (ec.europa.eu) (external website)
- If you are under the age of 18, both your parents, or other persons responsible for you, must sign your application.