Svalbard - visa and residence requirements

Requirements for multiple-entry visa for visits to Svalbard

It is important that you apply for 2 or more entries when applying for your visa. This is required because Svalbard is not part of the Schengen area even though Svalbard is part of Norway. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area, you must also have a visa to return to Norway / the Schengen area when your visit to Svalbard comes to an end. 

Requirements for residence on Svalbard

You do not need a separate residence permit or visa to be allowed to stay on Svalbard. However, there are certain requirements you must satisfy to be able to reside there. You will find information about the regulations for residence on Svalbard on the Governor of Svalbard's website (external website, opens in new window)

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