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.
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:
Schengen visa (maximum 90 days): 80 EUR
Visa for children between 6 and 12 years: 40 EUR
- 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.
The fee is waived for visa applicants in any of the following categories:
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|Letter of employment/studies on company or school official paper, signed and stamped. Mentioning:
|Proof of solvency: Bank statement from the last 3 months.
|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.
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.
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
- the glasses cannot be coloured
- the rim must not cover any part of the eyes
- there cannot be reflection in the glasses
Glasses are allowed as long as the eyes are clearly visible.
- Chin, forehead and both cheeks shall all be clearly visible
- Shadows in the face due to the head-dress are not allowed
Religious head-dresses are allowed provided that all details of the face are clearly shown.
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.
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.