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17 December 2013 : Christmas and New Year Holiday Operating Hours

Greetings from Norwegian Visa Application Centre.

Norwegian Visa Application Centre will be closed from Tuesday 24 December 2013 to Thursday 26 December 2013 and from 31 December 2013 to 1 January 2014.
   
14 November 2013: Biometrics

VISA INFORMATION SYSTEM - NEW

As of 14 November, the Schengen countries are introducing a new visa information system, including biometric data like fingerprints and digital photography.

The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.

The Schengen States’ Visa Information System has been operational since 11 October 2011. A phased rollout is underway, connecting more of these states’ visa sections to the VIS at each stage.

The VIS works by linking Schengen States’ consulates and external border crossing points to the central VIS database. The introduction of the VIS has necessitated various changes to the visa application process:

People applying for a visa for the first time must apply in person, so that the necessary biometric data – ten fingerprints and a digital photo – can be collected.
Finger scans stored in the VIS can be re used for further visa applications within the following five years.
When travelers enter the Schengen area, the border authorities are thus able to verify their identity by accessing the VIS.

For more information please contact the European Commission click here
   
1 October 2013: Visa fee for Schengen type change (in Thai baht)

With effect from 01 October 2013 there is a revision in Visa Fees (in Thai Baht) for Schengen type to be 2,500 THB for adults and 1,500 THB for children aged 6-12 and Please refer to the visa fees menu under individual visa categories to check the revised visa fee or visit the Embassy website.
   
02 May 2013: GROUP SUBMISSIONS

With effect from 02 May 2013,

Please note -

All applicants need a prior appointment before submitting an application for Schengen Visa or Residence Permit to Norway. Appointments can only be made online, as part of the registration on Application Portal Norway. Because of the high number of visa applications currently, applicants without an appointment will only be accepted if they arrive at the Visa Center before 10:00 AM. This also includes group tours. (…read more)
   
1 December 2012: CHANGE HELPLINE NUMBER

Effective 01 December 2012, The Norwegian Visa Helpline number will change to +66 2 2639104
   
15 August 2012: Norwegian Embassy Anti-Corruption

Please click here for more information.

13 October 2010   VISA Warning

There are a number of visa agents in operation both in and outside of Bangkok, including agencies in the immediate vicinity of the VFS Norwegian Visa Application Center at Alma Link Building.

Please be informed that any decision to utilize the service of a visa agent is entirely at the applicants’ discretion. However, it is important to note that these agents are in no way whatsoever connected to the Embassy and that they have no influence over the outcome of an application. It is also important to note that some of the visa agents charge an unreasonably high fee for services which are not deemed necessary to submit an application. The Embassy has also experienced that certain visa agents help applicants fabricate information and documentation in order to increase the chance of being granted a visa. We strongly advise applicants not to use visa agents who offer to fabricate information in connection with a visa application as it will lead to a rejection by the Embassy if the information submitted is false. If any visa agents say that they can influence your application we urge you to inform the Norwegian Embassy as soon as possible.

If applicants or sponsors have any questions about the visa and/or residence permit application process, please go to the Embassy’s website for more information: click here

Applicants may also call the Embassy during our telephone hours Monday - Friday from 14:00 to 15:00 hrs for more information.
Phone:  02 204 6500

You may also contact the VFS Norwegian Visa Application Centre for further information
Phone: 02 2639104

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