Apply forVISA to Norway
If you intend to stay in Norway for more than 90 days, or if you are going to work or study while in Norway, you need a Residence Permit. An application for Residence Permit can be submitted at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.
Applications for residence permits must as a general rule be submitted by the applicant in person. If you reside in Thailand but are a citizen of another country, you must in general have had a work or residence permit in Thailand for the past six months before you submit the application.
All applications for residence permits will be forwarded by the Embassy in Bangkok to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in Norway for consideration. The applicant has to stay in Thailand until the permit has been granted by UDI.
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your what type of category of residence permit you are applying for – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a residence and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration in Norway.
Applicants who wish to apply for a residence permit are requested to fill in the application form online using the secure Application Portal before submitting their supporting documents at the Norway Visa Application Centre. For more information on how to register your application online, please click here
Those who register their applications online using the Application Portal prior to showing up at the Norway Visa Application Centre must pay the handling fee online using a credit/debit card (MasterCard or Visa), and then book an appointment for when they would like to show up at the Norway Application Centre to submit their supporting documents. Applicants with a prior appointment will be given priority and may go straight to an available counter without having to wait in line. We highly recommend that all applications for residence permits are registered online prior to showing up at the Application Centre as this contributes to a more efficient and smooth process, and less waiting time for the applicant.
It is also possible for the sponsor in Norway to complete all, or part of the online process for the applicant (e.g. log on and pay the application fee).
Applicants, who have not registered their applications online prior to showing up at the Norway Visa Application Centre, may register their applications online at the Application Centre using designated kiosks. Please make sure that you bring a credit/debit card with you to ensure that the handling fee may be paid online using the Application Portal.
The relevant checklists can be found under each category on this website under ‘ALL ABOUT YOUR VISAS – Long Term.’
Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centres / Consulate/ Embassy.