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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing is pleased to announce that VFS Global has been authorized to run the Norwegian Visa Application Centre in Tokyo. This service is available for Japanese citizens /non-Japanese citizens legally residing in Japan who wish to apply for a Schengen visa or residence permit to Norway. This site provides details related to your application submission and collection process, along with other useful information.

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  • 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 November 2020.

    Please read the complete information here.

  • 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 9th 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. Before applying for your visa, please read the complete information here.

  • The Norway Visa Application Centre is scheduled to open every Monday to Friday, 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 from 02 August 2020.
  • "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.no.

    Visa applicants must bring a copy of the signed form when handing the application and supporting documents.

    All other requirements for a visa are still in effect. Travelers who are exempted from the visa requirement must bring the form when checking in at the airport.”

  • Change in entry rules from 15 July 2020

    In effect from the 15th of July, Norway is opening for submission of certain categories of short-stay visas (C) and D-entry. The acceptance of residence permits are the same as before. The Norway VACs shall from the 15th accept applications categories as listed below:

    • D-entry visa cases for family members, who can travel to Norway while their residence case is still pending (D-entry visa for spouses).
    • Applicant intending to visit spouse, co-habitant/partner who resides in Norway.
    • Applicant under the age of 21 intending to visit parents(step-parents) who resides in Norway.
    • Applicant intending to visit children(step-children) who resides in Norway.

  • Restrictions on entry into Norway

    The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

    For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:

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

Published on 11 November 2020

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