The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai are pleased to announce that VFS Global has been authorized to run the Norwegian Visa Application Centre in Shanghai and Hangzhou. This service is available for Chinese citizens /non-Chinese citizens legally residing in China who wish to apply for a Schengen visa or residence permit to Norway. This site provides details related to your application submission and collection process, along with other useful information.
Step 2 Before you decide to apply for a visa please make sure you familiarize yourself with the information on the visa subclass you are applying for. Quick links to information on visa categories and other helpful information including Visa Fee, VFS Service Charge and Processing Time can be found on the Visa Wizard page on this website.
Step 3 Applicants should fill the Visa Application Form corresponding to the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their application. Applicants can get the visa application form by visiting the nearest Norway Visa Application Centre or by downloading the forms from Applications and Forms.
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 15th of July. Norway is opening for submission of certain categories of short-stay visas (C) and D-entry. The acceptance of residence permits are the same as before.
The Norway VACs shall from the 15th accept applications categories as listed below:
For girlfriend/boyfriend applicants, there’s an additional form to fill in, a declaration on the relationship. The form can be found here:
Married applicants need to document their relationship by submitting a marriage certificate or a similar document.
For more information, please visit https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/
KIND ATTENTION: Restrictions on entry into Norway
The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway. For the time being, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:
Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway
Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at any of VFS’ visa application centers. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.
For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.
Wuhan Visa Application Centre closure from 23 January 2020 - Information for customers planning to visit our Wuhan Visa Application Centre
Customers are advised that the Norway Visa Application Centre in Wuhan have been closed since 23 January 2020, on account of official notice from the Pneumonia Epidemic Control Headquarters of Wuhan to limit inflow and outflow of people and reduce the spread of the virus.
Customers who come to collect their passports on 23 January will need to come when the VAC reopens.
The reopening will be scheduled for after Chinese New Year, and will be announced separately according to the official notice from the Pneumonia Epidemic Control Headquarters of Wuhan. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiry.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.
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