Although Norway is not part of the EU, it has signed the Schengen Agreement and shares a common visa policy with the 26 Schengen countries. A number of foreign citizens are currently able to travel to Norway and the Schengen zone for stays of up to 90 days without obtaining a visa or registering for a travel authorization.
Once the ETIAS visa waiver for Norway is implemented in May 2023, it will be necessary for these same visa-exempt citizens for the Schengen Area to obtain ETIAS Norway to travel to Schengen countries for short stays.
All travelers from visa-exempt countries will require an individual approved ETIAS visa waiver to visit Norway and the Schengen zone from May 2023, no matter their age. This includes all children under the age of 18, infants, and babies.
Parents and legal guardians are able to submit a separate Norway ETIAS visa waiver application for each of their children. When completing the ETIAS application form for a minor, it is necessary for the adult to indicate they are doing so on behalf of their child.
An approved Europe visa waiver for Norway allows the holder to travel to the 26 Schengen countries for purposes of transit, business, tourism, or medical treatment. To travel to Norway for other purposes, or stay for longer consecutive periods, it is necessary to obtain a Schengen visa for Norway from the nearest Norwegian diplomatic office.
Applicants are required to make a visa appointment, and then download, print, and complete a Norway Schengen visa application to bring to the relevant Norwegian consulate alongside a range of supporting documentation.
In order to submit an application for under 18s, it is necessary for the parent/guardian to supply the following Schengen visa documents for minors:
- The child’s birth certificate
- Schengen application signed by both parents
- Family court order (if only one parent has full custody over the child)
- Copies of passport/ID of both parents/guardians
- Notarized parental authorization signed by both parents/guardians (for children traveling without parents only).
Minors aged 17 or under are able to have one parent or guardian in attendance at the Schengen Norway visa interview, provided they submit the request for an attendant a day in advance.