Consultation in applications for visitor’s visa


When citizens of certain countries apply for a visitor’s visa (Schengen visa), the application must be approved by all the Schengen countries. This takes at least eight days.

If you are a citizen of one of the countries in the list below, your application must be submitted for such an approval (consultation). This applies no matter which country you are currently living in.

When the embassy, consulate or UDI has considered your application, we will send it to the other Schengen countries. We cannot complete the processing of your application until all these countries have approved it. This will take at least eight days.

This is a routine matter for all citizens of the countries on this list, and does not mean that there is anything wrong with your application.

If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you should apply in plenty of time. It will not be possible to have your application processed in less than eight days.

If you are visiting a family member who is life-threateningly ill or attending the funeral of a close family member, and cannot wait eight days, the UDI may in some cases give you a visa which is only valid in Norway, and not in the other Schengen countries. You must have a medical certificate which shows that the person you are visiting is life-threateningly ill.

Citizens of these countries

Afghanistan
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus (Applies only to holders of diplomatic and service passports)
D.R. Congo
Egypt (Does not apply to holders of diplomatic and service passports)
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
North Korea
Lebanon
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Russian Federation (Applies only to holders of service passports)
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia (Does not apply to holders of diplomatic passports)
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

Other groups of applicants

Palestinians
Refugees
Stateless persons

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