Family or Friend Visit


If you intend to stay in Norway/Schengen for maximum 90 days to visit family or friends, you should apply for a Schengen Visa (short-term visa) at the application portal and submit supporting documents/passport in accordance to the list of required documents for family/friends.

Visa Fees

Please Note:
Applicants should register their applications online using the Application Portal and pay the application fee with a credit/debit card (MasterCard or Visa card). The visa fee will be charged in EUR. Other fees will be charged in NOK.

Application fees applicable as of 01 February 2020:

Short-stay Visa:

Schengen visa (maximum 90 days): 80 EUR

Visa for children between 6 and 12 years: 40 EUR

    The fee is waived for visa applicants in any of the following categories:

  • Children under 6 years
  • School pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
  • Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research, as per specific rules.
  • There is no fee for processing appeals.

Logistic Fees

Service Charge for Visa Applications –

Shanghai Visa Application Centre: Please refer to "Visa Fees At A Glance"

Hangzhou Visa Application Centre: Please refer to "Visa Fees At A Glance"

Courier Service Fee, including courier charge collection; manual bill preparation; information capture; courier packaging etc. (optional) – 75 RMB per person (inclusive of Service Taxes)

Courier Service Fee for Mongolian applicants, including courier charge collection; manual bill preparation; information capture; courier packaging etc. (optional) – 200 RMB per person (inclusive of Service Taxes)

Please note: the logistic fees can be paid in cash, by Wechat Pay, Credit Card and Debit Card at visa application centre.

Documents Required

Prepare all the necessary documents listed below before you deliver the application the application will be evaluated based on the submitted documents. All documents must be presented in original, but will be returned to the applicant if copy is provided. This includes notarized documents, insurance, guarantee form, etc.

The documents required in English/Norwegian version will be marked in the following list.

Document requirements (A4 format) (所需材料 ,A4纸尺寸)   

Attention: All documents must be presented in original, and it may be returned to the applicant if copy is provided. The applicant has to meet in person when delivering the documents. 

One passport photo: Not older than six months (color, 4x5cm, white background). The photo must not be edited.

一张护照照片:6个月内 (彩照,4x5cm,白色背景),不能修图。
Original invitation letter signed by the sponsor/reference person stating the purpose and duration of the visit, and the relation with the applicant (Not older than 6 months).

Financial guarantee filled in by the sponsor/reference person and signed/ stamped by the Norwegian Police (readable copy of financial guarantee form is acceptable).

If the sponsor/reference person lives in China: Copy of the residence permit in China and proof of regular income. Third person living in Norway may also submit a Guarantee form for visit.

邀请人或邀请方财务担保信, 填写完整且由挪威警察局盖章(可接受邀请方财务担保信的清晰复印件)。

Copy of the sponsor/reference’s passport, bio data page copy.

If the reference person is not a Norwegian citizen, also copy of the reference’s residence permit.

Proof of relationship with sponsor/reference person.

  • For family visit: Notary certificate of family relationship (i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate whichever is applicable), legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. Original + 1 copy.
  • For friend visit: the relationship can be substantiated by original documents, original pictures, letter of invitation etc.

  • 探亲签证:亲属关系公证书 (例如结婚证,出生证明等),需由北京外交部认证。原件+1份复印件
  • 访友签证:提供能证明申请人和邀请人朋友关系的文件原件、照片原件、邀请信等
Letter of employment/studies on company or school official paper, signed and stamped. Mentioning:

  • Full address and contacts of the company or school
  • Permission of absence, name and function of the person giving permission
  • Employed: Name and position of the applicant, years of employment, and salary
  • Students: Description of studies
As well as

  • Employed: a sealed copy of the company business license or organization code
  • Students:  a copy of student card
For Minors:

  • Notary certificate of family relationship or proof of guardianship (i.e. birth certificate), legalized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. Original + 1 copy.
  • Letter of employment from parent(s) or legal guardians
  • If the minor is traveling alone or with only one parent, notary certificate of permission to travel from both parents or legal guardians, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. Original + 1 copy.
  • When parent/parents/guardians is/are not in China, attested by the relevant authorities in the parents’/legal guardians’ country of residence.
The original letter and documents must be translated into English.


  • 完整的公司地址和联系方式
  • 准假证明以及准假人姓名和职位
  • 在职人员:申请人姓名、职位、工作年限以及工资
  • 在校学生:学习描述

  • 在职人员:加盖公章的公司营业执照或组织机构代码复印件
  • 在校学生:学生证复印件

  • 家庭关系或监护证明公证(如出生证明),需由北京外交部认证,原件+1份复印件。
  • 父母或法定监护人的在职证明
  • 如未成年人单独出行或与父母一方出行时,需由父母双方或法定监护人出具出行同意书公证,需由北京外交部认证。原件+1份复印件。
  • 当父(母)或法定监护人不在中国时,证明应由父(母)或法定监护人居住国开具。
Proof of solvency: Bank statement from the last 3 months.

  • Retired persons:  Retirement certificate or proof of pension or other proof of regular income.
  • Unemployed and married:  letter of employment and income of the spouse and notary certificate of marriage, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. Original+1 copy
  • Unemployed and not married:  Documents showing other source of income
  • For Minors travelling alone: Bank statement and signed payment statement (in English) from parent(s) or legal guardians (no notarization).
偿付能力证明: 最近3个月的银行对账单。

  • 退休人员:退休证明或养老金证明或其他固定收入证明
  • 无业且已婚人员:配偶的在职证明和收入证明,北京外交部认证的结婚证公证书,原件和1份复印件
  • 无业且未婚人员:提供其他收入证明
  • 单独旅行的未成年人:提供父(母)或法定监护人的银行对账单及签字的同意支付费用声明 (英语,无需公证)
Passports: new and old. New passport valid at least 3 months after expiry of visa, containing minimum two blank pages and issued within the previous ten years. Copy of bio data page in the passports (old and new).

Hukou: Copy of all used pages (no translation).Only for Chinese nationals.

For other nationals: Copy of valid Chinese residence permit.


Travel medical insurance for the duration of the stay in the Schengen area with a minimum coverage of EURO 30.000.

Power of Attorney -Optional for applicants who want others to represent/assist them in the case.
委托授权书 (可选,如果申请人想授权他人协助或查询申请)

    For other nationals: copy of valid Chinese residence permit.

    Note: The Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to request additional information/documentation and, if deemed necessary, to interview the applicant.

    According to article 20 of the Visa Code, all passports, except diplomatic and service/official passports, shall be stamped by the Embassy/Consulate showing the date and place of submitting the visa application. However, this stamp has no legal implications.

    A visa issued by a Schengen country permits free movement within the Schengen area, unless otherwise stated on the visa sticker. However, please note that according to article 47 (i) of the Visa Code mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right to entry and that the holders of visa are requested to present proof that they fulfill the entry conditions at the external border, as provided for in Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code.

For more information see link.

Competent Embassy or Consulate General:

The Embassy or Consulate General of the country of your main destination is the competent authority to deal with the application. If the main destination cannot be determined, the application should be made to the Embassy or Consulate General of the country which the longest visit shall be. If the visits in different Schengen countries are of equal length, the first destination shall be the determining factor.

Photo Specifications

All photos must meet the requirements listed below. If these requirements have not been met, the applicant will have to deliver a new photo that meets the requirements. The photo requirements are the same for children as for adults.

The Photo shall:

  • be in sharp focus, clear and with good contrasts
  • be printed on quality photo paper with high solution
  • be in colours with a light background
  • be 2 inch photo (refer to the photo size on the passport)
  • maximum 6 months old, resemble the applicant
  • full-face, facing the camera directly, eyes looking straight at the camera
  • show the whole head and the top of the shoulders. The face shall occupy 70-80 % of the picture(refer to the photo size on the passport)
  • show open eyes that are clearly visible. Hair shall not cover the eyes
  • be genuine and not be edited in any revision software e.g. Photoshop

Regarding glasses:

    Glasses are allowed as long as the eyes are clearly visible.

  • the glasses cannot be coloured
  • the rim must not cover any part of the eyes
  • there cannot be reflection in the glasses

Regarding head-dress:

    Religious head-dresses are allowed provided that all details of the face are clearly shown.

  • Chin, forehead and both cheeks shall all be clearly visible
  • Shadows in the face due to the head-dress are not allowed

Processing Time

According to Schengen regulations (Visa Code), visa applications shall (as a main rule) be decided on within 15 calendar days. The Visa Section is normally able to process an application within a shorter period.


Download Form

Forms listed below must be filled in completely (in English only) and must be signed by the applicant himself/herself.

Please note that application form for Schengen visa should be signed twice. Application forms with one signature would not be accepted.

Visa application form can be downloaded and printed from the link below. Forms are also available at the visa application centre (free of charge).


To Download a Form:

  • Click on the form link
  • When the form opens, save the form on your computer


  • Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  • Select Save Target As from the list
  • Save the form on your computer.