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Norway Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes No No
Australian Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
USA Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No


A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay. If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card, but it is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary. Also, EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.

Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.


Visas for Norway are not required by nationals of EU countries, regardless of the purpose and/or length of stay. However, EU nationals who plan to live in Norway for an unlimited period must register with the local authorities after three months.

Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay in Norway without a visa for up to 90 days.

Norway is part of the Schengen system, which allows visitors to travel to all participating countries without a visa. Please click here for information regarding the Schengen visa.

Apart from citizens listed in the chart above, citizens from the following countries can also visit without a visa for Norway for up to 90 days within a six-month period: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican State City), Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

For Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine visa exemption only applies to holders of biometric passports.

For citizens from Taiwan visa exemption only applies to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.

Bermuda nationals holding a BDTC passport can also visit Norway without a visa for up to 90 days.

Travellers who need a visa are advised to contact the nearest embassy to check the visa requirements for Norway.

Visa Note

For visitors who are unsure, you are advised to contact the embassy to check requirements for Norway visas.

Types and Cost

Schengen visa: €80. Nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia pay €35.

Children under six years of age, family members of EU/ EEA nationals: no fee.


The Schengen short-stay visa is valid for up to 90 days within a six-month period.


Citizens of some countries need an airport transit visa when transiting through international parts of any airports within the Schengen states, whereas citizens of certain other countries only require a transit visa for some of the Schengen states. If you are not from a Schengen visa-exempt country, please check with your consulate.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Schengen Visas

Norway is part of the Schengen visa scheme.

Temporary residence

Non-EU/EEA citizens intending to stay in Norway for longer than 90 days need to apply for a residence permit with the Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

EU/ EEA citizens staying beyond 90 days do not need a residence permit if they are employed in Norway. However, a local registration should be carried out.

Working days

Visa applications may take up to 14 days. However, in special cases or unusual political situations, it might take up to two months.

Sufficient Funds

Schengen visa applicants must be able to provide proof of funds to cover their stay.

Extension of stay

Schengen visa holders with a visa valid for less than 90 days can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Entry with pets

When bringing a pet into Norway, the animal must have an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15-digit microchip. Pets have to be vaccinated for rabies after the microchip was implanted and in the case of entering form a high-rabies country a rabies titer test also has to be administered at least three months in advance. Please check how Norway classifies the country you are travelling from to follow the right procedure. Dogs also need to receive treatment against certain tapeworms before entering the country. A veterinary certificate issued by an authorised veterinarian is also required when entering Norway with a pet from outside of the EU. When travelling with a pet from an EU country, have your veterinarian update the EU Pet Passport.

Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Norway

Telephone: +47 2313 2700.
Address: , Thomas Heftyes Gate 8, Oslo, 0244,
Opening times:

Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri 0900-1500.

Royal Norwegian Embassy in the UK

Telephone: +44 020 7591 5500.
Address: , 25 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QD,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 1000-1500 (general enquiries). Mon, Tue and Fri 1000-1230. Thurs 1220-1500 (enquiries to consular section).

Royal Norwegian Embassy in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 333 6000.
Address: , 2720 34th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008,
Opening times:

 Mon-Fri 0900-1600 (Passports applications Mon-Fri 0900-1100. Appointment needed).

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