Visit parents or children
Longer visits to Norway
If you plan to visit your child, you can also apply for a residence permit to visit children in Norway for up to nine months.
You cannot apply for visa for nine months if your child has a residence permit under the EU/EEU regulations. You can then come and visit for three months without a visa or apply for visitor visa for three months, if you need a visa.
If you want to visit family members for up to three months, you can apply for a visitor visa.
Requirements for a visa
- You must pay an application fee.
- You must hand in all the documents on the embassy’s checklist. You will find the checklist by clicking on the “How to apply”-button below and choosing the country you live in.
- 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)
- You must register your fingerprints.
- If you are under the age of 18, both your parents, or other persons responsible for you, must sign your application.
- You must have an invitation from the person you are going to visit.
How your application is considered
- When we process your application, we consider how probable it is that you will return to your home country or the country you live in when the visit is over. We consider the situation in your country and your own situation.
- We will focus on whether you have anything that ties you to your home country, for example work, property, a spouse or family members who you are supporting.
- If we believe that it is unlikely that you will return, your application will normally be rejected.
Your possibility of getting a visa
- If you plan to visit your parents or children, you will normally be granted a visa.