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. This routine has been in place for many years.
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.
Belarus (Applies only to holders of diplomatic and service passports)
Egypt (Does not apply to holders of diplomatic and service passports)
Russian Federation (Applies only to holders of service passports)
Saudi Arabia (Does not apply to holders of diplomatic passports)