The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing is pleased to announce that VFS Global has been authorized to run the Norwegian Visa Application Centre in Beijing, Shenyang, Xian, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha and Kunming. This service is available for Chinese citizens /non-Chinese citizens legally residing in China and Mongolian citizen 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.
Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Beijing
Starting 22 March 2021, Beijing Norway Visa Application Centre will be relocated at Room A306, Floor 3,Han Wei Plaza ,Guang Hua Road No.7,Chaoyang District, Beijing. The previous address will no longer be valid.
Starting on March 11th, 2021 persons applying for a residence permit in Norway will be requested to submit biometrics in the form of a live photograph and ten fingerprints.
The fingerprint requirement applies to persons above the age of 6. Persons over the age of 10 have to provide their signature.
Stricter rules for entry to Norway – important changes effective from 29 January 2021
The Norwegian Government has implemented more stringent regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. Several groups who were earlier eligible for entry into Norway, are now not allowed to enter Norway. The new regulations are in force as of 29 January 2021.
You are therefore advised to check whether the new regulations apply to you before you submit an application. For information on the new regulations, and answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage: https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/.
Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway.
Mandatory appointment would be implemented in all Norway VACs in Beijing jurisdiction from 01 February 2021
Kindly be informed that the Norway visa application centres in Beijing, Shenyang, Xi`an, Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming will be open between 9:00 -12:00, every Monday and Wednesday from 01 February 2021 based on appointment only. Please schedule an appointment with us through emails or telephone in advance, Centre keeping closed without appointment. Thank you for your cooperation.
Mandatory testing at the border
The government has introduced mandatory testing at the border for people who have been to an area that necessitates quarantine upon arrival in Norway, which includes China. This means that people will no longer be permitted to pass testing centers at airports, ports or land border crossings. Neither will they be permitted to take a test in their home municipality. Effective from Monday 18 January 2021, testing must take place at the point of entry to Norway. Testing is free.
This is to inform you that effective from 28 Dec 2020, the Norway visa application center in Chengdu will be temporarily suspending operations until further notice.
Applicants may submit their visa applications at the closest Visa Application Centre located in Chongqing on “3rd Floor , Tower B, Reliance Center, No.2 Xihu Zhi Road, Liang Jiang New Area, Chongqing, 401147, China” after 28 Dec 2020.
Do write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further queries.
We deeply regret the inconvenience caused.
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.
The registration form must be filled in prior to arrival in Norway, and be handed in to the police at the border control. The registration form can be found here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/self-declaration-form-for-persons-who-are-to-undergo-entry-quarantine/id2791503/
More information about the registration requirement can be found at the website of the Norwegian Government: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/government-introduced-registration-requirement-for-all-people-entering-norway/id2815594/
Additional documentation required due to the Covid-19 situation:
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.
To Applicants planning to visit Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming Norway Visa Application Centres:
Dear customers, kindly be informed that the Norway visa application centres in Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming will be open between 9:00 -12:00, every Monday and Wednesday from 30 November 2020 based on appointment only. Please schedule an appointment with us through emails in advance. Thanks for your cooperation.
Temporary operation hours of Norway Visa Application Centres in Beijing Jurisdiction
In light of the current Coronavirus alert, please note that from 16 November 2020 Norway Visa Application Centres located at Beijing, Shenyang, Xi`an and Changsha will provide visa application and passport passback every Monday and Wednesday, from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs. Please kindly wear a face mask when entering the Visa Application Centre. Thank you for your kind understanding.
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.
Please read the complete information here.
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.
Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Chongqing
Starting 28 September 2020, Chongqing Norway Visa Application Centre will be relocated to Room 6, 3F, Tower B, Reliance Center, No. 2 Xihu Zhi Road, Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing, 401147, China. The previous address will be no longer valid.
Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Beijing
Starting 28 September 2020, Norway Visa Application Centre in Beijing will be relocated to Twenty One Century Plaza,4/F, No.40 Liang Ma Qiao Road, Chaoyang District , Beijing .The previous address will no longer be valid. Thank you for your kind understanding and support.
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 15 of July 2020
In effect from the 15 of July 2020, 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:
D-entry visa cases for family members, who can travel to Norway while their residence case is still pending (D-entry visa for spouses).
Applicant intending to visit spouse, co-habitant/partner who resides in Norway.
Applicant under the age of 21 intending to visit parents(step-parents) who resides in Norway.
Applicant intending to visit children(step-children) under the age of 21 who resides in Norway.
Applicant intending to visit girl/boyfriend who resides in Norway.
For more information, please visit https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/
Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Xi`an
Starting 30 June 2020, Xi`an Norwegian Visa Application Centre will be relocated to Floor 3, Tongjian Pavilion, No.4, Consulate District, Xi 'an Chanba Avenue, Chanba Ecological District, Xi 'an City, Shaanxi Province, China. The previous address will no longer be valid.
From 06 April 2020, Norway Visa Application Centres in Beijing/Shenyang/Chengdu/Chongqing/Kunming/Changsha will open on every Tuesday and Thursday, from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs.
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:
Information for customers planning to visit our Norway Visa Application Centres under Beijing jurisdiction
The re-opening of Wuhan centre will be subject to further notifications from central, provincial and city authorities. Please contact us by e-mail for any enquires. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and kind co-operation. Please return to this page for further updates. Applicants who have a great urgency to travel must contact embassy on email@example.com.
The Visa Application Centre buildings management will follow local authorities’ special regulations on whether applicants from other cities can be allowed to enter the building. Please contact the respective Visa Application Centre through helpline or email in advance to know more about local regulations, in order to avoid any inconvenience caused during your application submission.
Thank you for your co-operation.
As a precautionary measure and in order to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus, all applicants visiting the Visa Application Center are required to wear mask and have their body temperature checked at the entrance and fill in relevant information. Those who don’t wear mask and have fever will be asked to leave and return another day when their health improve.
Applicants with signs and symptoms of novel Coronavirus (e.g. fever, cough and difficulty breathing) should seek medical advice as early as possible from the local Health Authorities.
Your cooperation during this time is highly appreciated.
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.
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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