Visas and Residence Permits

VFS Visa Officer Michelle Batzorig, Head of Visa Section Tanya Nilsen, Counsellor Hildegunn Almås, Honorary Consul-General Sarangerel Luvsanvandan, Consul Secretary Bulganchimeg Sharavjamts, VFS IT Support Leo Zhao. 
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In order to provide better and more convenient service for tourists, students, business travellers and those who wish to visit family members in Norway, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing has authorized VFS Global to run a Norwegian Visa Application Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Visa Application Center opened on 10 October 2016. Read more

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As from 12 October 2015 all applicants will be required to provide their biometric data (10 fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa. It is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes. Read more


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If you live in Hong Kong or Macau and would like to apply for a residence permit or Schengen visa to Norway please read the information below: Read more

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Application fees applicable as of 1st January 2017: Read more

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Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) we receive concerning visas and other permits. Read more

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In order to provide better and more efficient service for all applicants the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and the Royal Norwegian Consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou have authorized VFS Global to run Norwegian Visa Application Centres in each respective city. Read more

Nationals of certain countries need a visa in order to visit Norway for up to 90 days. All foreign nationals who are to stay in Norway for more than 90 days must have a residence permit. Foreign nationals who are to work in Norway will in many cases need to have a residence permit, even for stays of less than 90 days. Read more