Visit your brother or sister
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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 sister or brother, you can be granted a visa if you have strong ties to your home country.
- The older you are, the better your chance of being granted a visa. The reason for this is that we consider it more likely that older persons will return to their home country after the visit is over.
- If you have a special reason for visiting your sister or brother, for example that you are going to his or her wedding, you have a better chance of being granted a visa.