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Important Information

  • Requirement of negative Covid-19 test and quarantine when entering Norway

    The Norwegian Government has implemented new regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

    The regulations are connected to pre-arrival Covid-19 test and quarantine after arrival. The regulations are in force as of 09 of November 2020.

    For answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation for non-citizens, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage:
    https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/currently-not-in-norway-questions-and-answers-for-nationals-outside-eueea/

    Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway.

  • More family members who live outside the EU/ EEA can now travel to Norway.

    The government has announced that it will be possible for more family members residing outside the EU/ EEA to travel to Norway from 21 October 2020.

    The groups are:

    • children and stepchildren over the age of 21 to a person resident in Norway
    • parents and stepparents of children over the age of 21 residing in Norway
    • grandparents and step-grandparents of a person resident in Norway
    • grandchildren and step-grandchildren of a person resident in Norway
    • children of your girlfriend/boyfriend if you are in an established relationship
    • spouse, registered partner, cohabitant and children of a Norwegian citizen who lives abroad and who travels to visit Norway together with the Norwegian citizen
    • EU/EEA citizens and their family members residing in third countries

    The usual requirements for visa and entry will apply.

    See also press releases from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/more-family-members-who-live-outside-the-eueea-can-travel-to-norway/

    For more information regarding quarantine conditions please consult the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s webpage https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/travel-advice-COVID19/

  • Dear applicant, we inform you that our office will be reopened to receive visa applications by appointment from 14/09/2020. Access to our office will only be allowed to customers scheduled to apply for a visa (without companions). If you have questions or need to contact us, you can count on our call center service, remaining communication only by e-mail through the email info.norwayrio@vfshelpline.com
  • “From 15 July 2020 the Norwegian government allows for visits to boyfriends or girlfriends who live in Norway in addition to visits to close family. The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has prepared a form to be filled by the sponsor declaring that the relationship is genuine and has been lasting for more than nine months. This comes in addition to other required documents. The form can be found at UDI: https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/erklaring-om-kjaresteforhold.pdf.

    Please be advised that access to our offices will only be permitted upon compliance of our Security Measures:

    After authorization of return by the competent authorities, our operations will operate on a reduced scale, with precautionary measures to protect customers and employees as follows:

    • Mandatory use of mask for access to offices
    • Body temperature measurement at office entrance
    • Mandatory hand hygiene with alcohol gel at the entrance of offices
    • Prohibition of access to offices for clients with symptoms
    • Prohibition of access to companions
    • The access of companions will be allowed only in cases of evident need.

    PLEASE NOTE: Our Call Center is operating Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00.

    WARNING: Due to the changes caused by COVID-19 in our operations, we estimate a longer waiting time to be attended in our call center as well as e-mail responses. We recommend that you consult our questions and answers section for added convenience, however, all users will be attended/answered.

  • Travel advice – click here
  • Restrictions on entry into Norway- click here
  • Important notice:

    From 02 March 2020 applications will be sent to New York, USA.

  • New regional hub system for immigration cases:

    Starting 02 March 2020, VFS Global will forward all applications to the Norwegian Consulate General in New York, US. The Norwegian Embassy in Brasilia and The Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro will no longer handle applications for visitor’s visa or residence permit to Norway submitted in Brazil. Furthermore, VFS Global will only operate a visa application center for Norway in Rio de Janeiro. For more details – click here

  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here