Important Information

  • New quarantine rules will contribute to more travellers being tested, effective as of 29 December 2020

    Effective as of 29 December 2020, the Norwegian Government is introducing new quarantine rules to contribute to more people being tested and to improve compliance with the quarantine rules. Travellers arriving in Norway from abroad may, at the earliest, end quarantine on day seven if they test negative for Covid-19 twice after arrival. The first test must be taken within three days of arrival, and the second, at the earliest, seven days after arrival.

    More information can be found at the website of the Norwegian Government:

    https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/new-quarantine-rules-will-contribute-to-more-travellers-being-tested/id2826283/

  • Restrictions on entry into Norway

    The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions will change rapidly according to the change of COVID-19 situation. Hence, we strongly recommend all visitors browser below websites before plan a trip and before travel to Norway, even you hold a valid visa:

  • COVID-19: Registration prior to arrival in Norway - entrynorway.no

    Individuals entering Norway must provide necessary information in order to ensure compliance to the quarantine regulations and to contribute to the Norwegian disease detection and tracking system. The traveler has the obligation to register in the digital registration system before arrival in Norway.

    A call center has been established for assisting travelers in registering themselves. Lines are open 24/7 for Norwegian/English speakers. Between 08:00 – 22:00 daily(+47 33 41 28 70).

  • Registration form for persons travelling to Norway and confirmation of suitable accommodation for quarantine purposes, effective from 21 December 2020

    From 21 December 2020, all travelers entering Norway are required to register their name, contact details, place of quarantine, employer (if applicable) and any other information requested. The purpose of registration is to ensure compliance with the quarantine requirements, enhance infection control and promote more effective contact tracing.

  • Additional documentation required due to the Covid-19 situation

    • Reservation of roundtrip airline tickets with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from the Schengen area and specifying entry and exit from Norway. The ticket should be bought only after the visa has been granted. Note: If the application is approved, the visa will be issued according to the dates on the booking.
    • A detailed plan of return:
      • Name of medical institution where the nucleic acid test and IgM anti-body test will be taken in Norway and in the transit country, and documentation stating that these tests fulfill the Chinese foreign missions’ requirements for the green health code in Norway and in the transit country.
      • Hotel booking in the transit country if needed in order to have time to take the nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests, and obtain the green health codes.
    • Travel medication insurance for the duration of the stay in the Schengen area with a minimum coverage of EURO 30 000, including coverage of Covid-19 medical treatment.
  • Information on entry restrictions to Norway, in effect from 09 November 2020

    The entry changes for travelers to Norway are as following (in effect from 00.00 hours the 09 November 2020 (Norwegian time).

    Entry to Norway for all visitors

    Entry to Norway for business travellers

  • Requirement of negative Covid-19 test and quarantine when entering Norway

    The Norwegian Government has implemented new regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

    The regulations are connected to pre-arrival Covid-19 test and quarantine after arrival. The regulations are in force as of 09 November 2020.

    For answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation for non-citizens, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage:
    https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/currently-not-in-norway-questions-and-answers-for-nationals-outside-eueea/

    Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway.

  • Travel Medical Insurance: all applicants who can apply for Schengen visa to visit Norway should provide the insurance with the coverage of Covid-19.
  • New requirements for certificates of negative nucleic acid and anti-body blood test results for passengers traveling to China

    Starting from 7 November 2020, all passengers flying to China on connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Norway within 48 hours before boarding their flight to the transit country, and then take both tests again in the transit country within 48 hours before boarding the flight to China. Passengers must apply at the Chinese Embassies/Consulates in both countries for green health codes with the "HS" mark or certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests. Please note that there are currently no direct flights between Norway and China.

    Please read the information published by the Embassy of China in Oslo before applying for a visa to Norway.

    In English: http://www.chinese-embassy.no/eng/zjsg_2/sgxw/t1828327.htm

    In Chinese: http://www.chinese-embassy.no/chn/zjsg/sgxw/t1828323.htm

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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