News and Updates

  • 15 March 2020

    Norwegian government are implementing stricter border controls from Monday 16 March 2020 effective as of 08:00hrs Norwegian time for travellers that lack a residence permit to Norway, see press release here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/stricter-border-controls-being-introduced/id2693624/

  • 13 March 2020

    • On Thursday 12 March 2020, The Norwegian Government enacted a variety of new measures to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
    • Everyone arriving in Norway who have been outside the Nordic countries are to stay in their homes for 14 days after arriving home to Norway, regardless of whether they have symptoms, or not.
    • Travellers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway will be asked to return. The alternative for these travellers is quarantine. Travellers with symptoms will be isolated.
    • This means that everyone presently staying in Norway and who has been in a country outside the Nordic region in the past 14 days is to be quarantined as well.
    • This policy has retroactive effect and applies to all arrivals since Thursday 27 February.
    • The decision is effective until Thursday 26 March. Please note that these measures can be prolonged for a longer period.
    •  For information on precautionary health measures implemented in Norway, please visit the Norwegian Institute of Public Health https://www.fhi.no/en/
    • We encourage all applicants to familiarize themselves with their country’s official health advice for travellers.
  • 13 March 2020

      New visa rules from February 2020 : Please take note of the following changes in the Visa Regulation (Visa Code) which will enter into force 02 February 2020:

      • Increased Fees : The visa fees will be increased from EUR 60 to EUR 80. For Children between 6 and 12 years old, the visa fee will be increased from EUR 35 to EUR 40.
      • Flexible submission : As of 02 February 2020 travellers will be able to submit their visa application up to 6 months ahead of the scheduled departure date. Seafarers can apply up to 9 months in advance. As a rule, applications shall be lodged no later than than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit to Schengen area.
      • Processing time : Visa application shall be decided on within 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed,
  • 12 March 2020

      Notice on Coronavirus COVID-19

      As a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all customers visiting the Visa Application Center in Kuala Lumpur are required to have their body temperature checked before entering the Visa Application Centre.

      Please note that those customers who have fever and temperature ≥ 38 ℃, will be asked to leave and return another day once their health improves.

      For customers with an appointment and having a temperature ≥ 38 ℃, our security team will date stamp the appointment letter and inform the customer to return with the letter when his/her health condition has improved.

      Those with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough and difficulty breathing) should seek medical advice as early as possible from the Malaysia Health Authorities.
      Your cooperation is highly appreciated.

  • 29 January 2020

      Increased fees for visa applications

      Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent