Importnat Information

  • More family members who live outside the EU/ EEA can now travel to Norway.

    The government has announced that it will be possible for more family members residing outside the EU/ EEA to travel to Norway from 21 October 2020.

    The groups are:

    • children and stepchildren over the age of 21 to a person resident in Norway
    • parents and stepparents of children over the age of 21 residing in Norway
    • grandparents and step-grandparents of a person resident in Norway
    • grandchildren and step-grandchildren of a person resident in Norway
    • children of your girlfriend/boyfriend if you are in an established relationship
    • spouse, registered partner, cohabitant and children of a Norwegian citizen who lives abroad and who travels to visit Norway together with the Norwegian citizen
    • EU/EEA citizens and their family members residing in third countries

    The usual requirements for visa and entry will apply.

    See also press releases from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/more-family-members-who-live-outside-the-eueea-can-travel-to-norway/

    For more information regarding quarantine conditions please consult the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s webpage https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/travel-advice-COVID19/

  • Kind Reminder

    From 15 July 2020 the Norwegian government allows for visits to boyfriends or girlfriends who live in Norway in addition to visits to close family. The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has prepared a form to be filled by the sponsor declaring that the relationship is genuine and has been lasting for more than nine months. This comes in addition to other required documents. The form can be found at www.UDI.no. Visa applicants must bring a copy of the signed form when handing the application and supporting documents. All other requirements for a visa are still in effect. Travellers who are exempted from the visa requirement must bring the form when checking in at the airport.

  • Notice of Temporary VAC Relocation

    Please note that the visa application submission as well as the passport collection of Norwegian Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou will be handled in the premise at Room 388, 3F, Chengjian Mansion, 189 Tiyu Road (West), Tianhe District, Guangzhou, from 3rd August to 31st December 2020. The old site is temporarily closed. Appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.

  • Change in entry rules from 15th of July

    In effect from the 15 July 2020. Norway is opening for submission of certain categories of short-stay visas (C) and D-entry. The acceptance of residence permits is the same as before. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.

    The Norway VACs shall from the 15th accept applications categories as listed below:

    1. D-entry visa cases for family members, who can travel to Norway while their residence case is still pending (D-entry visa for spouses).
    2. Applicant intending to visit spouse, co-habitant/partner who resides in Norway.
    3. Applicant under the age of 21 intending to visit parents(step-parents) who resides in Norway.
    4. Applicant intending to visit children(step-children) under the age of 21 who resides in Norway.
    5. Applicant intending to visit girl/boyfriend who resides in Norway.

    For more information, please visit https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/

    In the girl/boyfriend cases there is an additional requirement to submit a declaration on relationship form. The document could be found on the UDI webpage.

    https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/solemn-declaration-on-relationship.pdf

  • Restrictions on entry into Norway (COVID-19):

    The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

    For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:

  • Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway:

    From 15 July 2020 until further notice, Guangzhou Norway Visa Application Centre will provide passport-back service from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs on Monday and Thursday only, and accept new applications from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs on Monday and Thursday only.

    The Norwegian Consulate General request all applicant applying for visa to Sweden to contact the Swedish Embassy in Beijing or the Swedish Consulate General in Shanghai.

    Please contact infocan.norcn@vfshelpline.com for any enquires. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and kind co-operation. Please return to this page for further updates.

    Please kindly wear a facial mask when entering the visa application centre. Thank you for your kind understanding.

  • Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent.

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