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In order to apply for a Schengen visa at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing your main destination (the longest part of your stay) must be Norway. If you plan to visit several Schengen countries and the main destination cannot be determined, you must apply for the visa at the Embassy of the Member State that is your first entry to the Schengen area.

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing primarily handle applications for:

  • Japanese Citizens
  • Legal residents of Japan who are not Japanese citizens, but have had a residence permit in Japan

If you are planning a longer stay (more than 90 days) in Norway, you need to apply for a residence permit (long term).

Applications for long term stay (residence permits for students, family reunification and work) can be submitted at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre during working hours.

Please click here for more information on residence permits for students, family reunification and work permits at Norway’s official website of Norway in China or the website of the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in Norway.

Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay in Norway and there must be at least two blank visa pages available in your passport for a visa and/or permit sticker. A new passport must be obtained before submission of your application, if these conditions are not met.

 Please note:

  • Passport cannot be valid for more than 10 years. Prolonged passports will not be accepted.
  • Applicants are required to submit their applications in person at the Application Centre. All minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at the time of application submission
  • All documents are required to be submitted in A4 format.
  • The Visa Category chosen by the applicant must be based on the purpose of travel to Norway and the choice of category must be made by the applicant him/herself – visa application centre staff will not be able to assist you in making this choice.
  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy may require an interview with the applicant during the examination of the application.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy will return processed passports to the Visa Application Centre. Applicants have a choice to decide on how they would like to collect their passports and/or documents, i.e. by subscribing for a Courier Services at the time of application submission or by collecting it from the Visa Application Centre.


All documents delivered with an application for visa and residence permit to Norway must either be in English or Norwegian, or be submitted together with an accompanying translation. Documents that are issued in English does not need to be translated, please consult with your employer, school, bank, city office or other relevant institution, whether they can issue documents in English.

If a document is only available in Japanese, translations must be done by a professional third party, and cannot be made the applicant himself/herself. The translation must be in original with stamp or signature, and clearly state who has performed the translation. Please include a copy of the translation as well.

The translations agencies listed below are accepted companies for translation of documents to be submitted with an application for visa or residence permit to Norway. Please consult directly with the translation agency for details and fees.