If you intend to visit Norway for 90 days or less, you need to apply for a Schengen visa (Application Portal) . If you intend to stay in Norway for more than 90 days either for work, study or to reunite with family member in Norway, you need to apply for a residence permit (Application Portal). The application documents can be submitted at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.
Applicants in Guangzhou, who intend to visit Sweden for 90 days or less, can follow the same procedure, but if you intend to stay in Sweden for more than 90 days or apply for a residence permit you must apply at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing.
As a general rule, all applicants must submit their applications in person at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre. If you reside in China but are a citizen of another country, you must have had a valid residence permit in China for the last 6 months, and the residence permit must also be valid for minimum 3 months after the intended stay in Norway.
Before applying, please make sure that you are clear about your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but we are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Our work is primarily administrative and we have no saying in the decision making process. The Royal Norwegian Embassy/Consulate General will assess the visa applications and return the decisions to the VAC in sealed envelopes.
Applicants who wish to apply for a Schengen visa or residence permit are requested to fill in the application form online using the secure Application Portal before submitting their supporting documents at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre. Please note that all the applicants are required to provide an online payment receipt confirming online registration and payment of the visa fee in the Application Portal when submitting the visa application.
Applicants will be requested to pay the handing fee when submitting their completed applications at the Visa Application Centre. Applicants, who have not registered their applications online in advance, may register their applications online at the Application Centre using designated kiosks. Please bring a credit/debit card (Visa or Master Card) to ensure that the visa fee can be paid online while using the Application Portal
In Shanghai the Norway Visa Application Center is designated to accept Short term Schengen Visas and residence permit under the Royal Norwegian Consulate General’s behalf. .
The relevant required documents can be found under each category on this website under “SHORT TERM” AND “LONG TERM” sections and on the Royal Norwegian Embassy’s official website here.
Please read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre or the Embassy / Consulate: Click here