The European Commission has revealed its plan to digitalize the Schengen visa. This will replace the mostly paper-based application system to obtain a visa for EU and Schengen countries currently in place. This means the Schengen visa will soon be available through a simplified online application process, similar to the European Travel Information and Authorization
Visa policy for Norway
The visa policy for the Kingdom of Norway outlines the rules and regulations for visitors of different nationalities to gain authorization to enter the country.
Norway’s visa requirements vary according to the traveler’s country of origin, the purpose of traveling and the period of stay.
Presently, nationals of nearly 100 sovereign states and territories around the world do not require a visa to visit Norway for the purposes of tourism, business, transit, and medical treatment. It is possible to spend a maximum of 90 days per 180-day period in Norway with each entry.
From the end of 2022, all foreign travelers who come from visa waiver countries are expected to apply for an electronic travel authorization named ETIAS before visiting the country. ETIAS will be valid for 3 years and will permit multiple entries to Norway and other Schengen Area member states.
Travelers will be able to visit Norway and stay for up to 90 days within any 180-day period.
On the other hand, according to the Schengen visa policy, passport holders of approximately 150 countries around the world must apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate to enter Norway.
In order to obtain a Schengen visa for Norway, visitors may need to attend an interview and hand in all the required documents personally to the nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate.
Citizens of EU and European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) member countries may also move to and work in Norway without a visa. Nationals of all other countries must first obtain a residence permit in order to live in the country.
Find below a guide to Norway’s visa policy and rules regarding requirements for travel authorization.