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 Requirements for Norwegian Citizen
Visa requirements for citizens of Norway outline the administrative entry policies placed on Norwegians by the authorities of countries and territories around the world. They determine whether or not travelers from Norway need a visa or travel authorization for their destination.
At present, the Henley Passport Index ranks the Norwegian passport 7th among the passports of the world in terms of travel freedom, tied with passports issued by Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.
This is because Norwegian passport holders are granted visa-free or visa on arrival access to over 130 countries across the globe. Visa exemption is granted to nationals of Norway to travel to up to 115 territories for varying periods of stay depending on the destination.
To travel to up to 40 countries around the world for short-term stays, visitors from Norway are able to obtain an eVisa or online visa waiver through an expedited Electronic Travel Visa Authorization program. These simplified online application protocols eliminate the long waits associated with applying for a visa on arrival and obtaining a visa from an embassy or consulate.
To visit these same countries for long-term stays, an embassy visa for Norwegians will be required. Additionally, travelers from Norway are required to have an approved visa from an embassy to visit up to 75 destinations worldwide no matter the duration of stay or travel purpose.
Regardless of whether they need a visa to visit their destination or not, citizens of Norway are normally required to have a valid Norwegian passport to visit a foreign country.
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