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    31 July 2020

    The Norway Visa Application Centre is scheduled to open every Monday to Friday, 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs from 02 August 2020

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    18 July 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.”

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    13 July 2020

    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.
    • Applicant intending to visit girl/boyfriend who resides in Norway.
    • For more information, please visit https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/
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    13 March 2020

    New measures are being put in place concerning entrance to Norway due to the Covid-19 outbreak

    All 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.

    Travelers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway will be asked to return. The alternative for these travelers is quarantine. Travelers 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.

    This policy has retroactive effect and applies to all arrivals since Thursday 27 February 2020.
    For information on travel advice, please visit Norwegian Embassy in Beijing website.

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    31 January 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 applications 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 15 calender days before the start of the intended visit to the Schengen area.
    • Processing time: Visa applications 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.
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    23 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.