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Important Information

  • Family members and boyfriend/girlfriend of Norwegians may now come to Norway to visit. Norway opening for some visa categories from 15 July 2020

    Starting 15 July 2020, the Government allows the entry of foreign nationals from countries outside the EU/EEA (referred to as third-country nationals) who have family or an established romantic relationship in Norway. You may still be required to quarantine after your arrival to Norway. Please see [here] for more information.

    Who can apply for a visa to Norway now: Foreign national who can document place of stay for quarantine according to Covid-19-regulation § 5, first paragraph, and who has the following relation to a person residing in Norway:

    • Spouse, registered partner or cohabitant
    • Child or stepchild under 21 to a person residing in Norway
    • Parent or stepparent to a child under 21 residing in Norway
    • Boyfriend/girlfriend who have been in the relationship for a period of at least nine months. Parties are required to have met each other physically. The person who lives in Norway must submit a self-declaration which the relationship partner must present on arrival in Norway, confirming that the two requirements have been met. A copy of the form shall be submitted together with the application for a visa.

    Form can be found here: https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/solemn-declaration-on-relationship.pdf

    For more detailed information on the new regulation, see here https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/endring-i-innreiseregler-fra-15.-juli/

    Where and how to apply Please check the web-page of your local visa application center to find information about where and how to apply

    Importance of documentation: Please note that all normal requirements for Schengen-visas still apply. The lists of documentation requirements are available on VFS’ webpages. In addition, when handing in your application at VFS, you must prove that you are in one of the categories mentioned above. If not, VFS are instructed to refuse to receive your application.

    For updated regulations and instructions from UDI, please see here (only in Norwegian):

    https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2020-009/

    https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2020-008/

    https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2020-011/

    More updates will follow in due course.

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