Visit your spouse or cohabitant

Requirements for a visa

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 spouse or cohabitant, you will normally not be granted a visa.
  • If you have been together for a long time and have had a lot of contact, you can in certain cases be granted a visa.
  • You must have strong ties to your home country.
  • If you have a special reason for visiting Norway, for example that your spouse or cohabitant is expecting a child, you have a better chance of being granted a visa.