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Exploring Norway Tourist Visa: Requirements and Application Process

Last Update: 06-04-2024

⚡Quick Summary

Is a visa required for Indians to visit Norway?

Yes, all Indian passport holders require a Schengen visa to visit Norway for tourism and business related activities.

Processing time for Norway Visa

15 to 21 Working Days

Norway schengen visa fees for Indians

  1. Norway visa fees: Euro 80
  2. VFS Appointment fees: Euro 08

Norway visa validity

180 Days

Norway visa stay duration

90 Days

How to apply for a Norway visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in minutes.
  2. Apply through the VFS Visa Application Centre.

Documents required for Norway visa

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport 
  3. Photograph 
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Travel Itinerary
  6. Travel Medical Insurance - Euro 30,000
  7. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  8. Bank Statement (last 3 months)
  9. See other documents.
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Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. What is a Norway Tourist Visa?
  3. Documents Required for Norway Tourist Visa
  4. Steps to Apply for Norway Tourist Visa
  5. Norway Tourist Visa Fees and Processing Time
  6. What Should I Do If My Norway Tourist Visa Application is Denied?
  7. Additional Resources
  8. Conclusion
  9. FAQs

Introduction

If you're an Indian planning a visit to Norway, navigating the visa application process is essential for a smooth journey. This comprehensive guide provides everything you need to know about securing a tourist visa for Norway as an Indian traveler.

We cover the application steps, required documents, various visa types, and associated fees. Whether you're curious about the application process or the timeframe for approval, we're here to ensure you're prepared for your trip to Norway.

Need more details or help? Our team is ready to assist you. Contact us at 073148 52914 or send us a WhatsApp message.

Prepare for an effortless trip to Norway!

What is a Norway Tourist Visa?

A Norway tourist visa is a type of Schengen visa that allows travelers from non-EU countries, including Indians, to visit Norway for leisure or tourism purposes. This visa permits a stay of up to 90 days within a 180-day period in Norway and other Schengen countries. It requires applicants to provide documents like travel itinerary, accommodation proof, and travel insurance.

Documents Required for Norway Tourist Visa

Mandatory Documents

Visa Application Form

Complete the visa application form, sign it, and bring it to your appointment.

Original Passport

  • Valid for at least 3 months beyond  intended travel
  • Must have at least 2 blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous 10 years
  • Copies of the biodata page and all used pages in your passport.
  • Include previous passports if any

Photograph

  • Dimensions: 35-40mm
  • Not older than 6 months
  • White background

Bank Statement

  • Submit your own recent bank statement, covering the past six months, with an official stamp and signature from the bank.
  • The statement should be no more than one week old at the time of application.
  • Recommended bank balance is at least NOK 500 (INR 3,700/-) per day per person for the entire trip.
  • Teleport recommends INR 3,00,000 in your bank account.

Cover Letter

Signed cover letter from the Application Portal Norway received by email

Travel Insurance

Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros, specifying coverage for accidents, illness, medical emergencies, and evacuation.

Proof of Accommodation

  • Provide confirmed hotel reservations covering your travel dates.
  • Include reservations for other Schengen countries if you're visiting them.

Flight Reservation

Include both onward and return tickets.

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Payslips for the last three months
  • Employment contract
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) with leave dates from your employer on company letterhead.

If Self-Employed

Include full business registration documents, such as Certificate of Incorporation or GST.

If Student

  • Include proof of enrollment or registration in your school/college/university.
  • Original leave permission letter from the school/college/university.

If Age under 18

  • If you are travelling alone: An original and a copy of letter of consent signed by both parents and legalised. 
  • If you are travelling with only one of your parents: An original and a copy of letter of consent from the other parent and legalised. 
  • If the parent, you are travelling with, has single custody: A shown original and a copy of certificate of single custody.

Steps to Apply for Norway Tourist Visa

Applying for a Norway Visa via Teleport

Step 1: Start Your Application

Navigate to the Teleport Norway visa application section and select "Apply for Visa."

Step 2: Submit Your Information and Make the Payment

Provide your passport details, choose between a full or partial payment option, and follow the prompts to enter your personal information.

Step 3: Document Collection

A Teleport relationship manager will guide you through collecting all necessary documents for your visa application to Norway.

Step 4: Schedule Your Interview

The Teleport relationship manager will arrange an appointment for you at your preferred visa application center based on availability.

Step 5: Go to the Visa Application Center

Attend your scheduled meeting to give your biometrics and hand in the required documents.

✅ Teleport checks your application and documents for completeness before submission.

✅ You'll be kept informed about the status of your application via WhatsApp and email.

Teleport will inform you as soon as the embassy makes a decision. Updates will be sent through the platform, and if your visa is approved, you can access it from your Teleport Dashboard.

Apply at the VFS Global Application Centre in India

Step 1: Choose Your Visa Type

Identify the visa type that suits your travel needs and ensure you meet all criteria. Get familiar with the required documents, processing times, and Norway tourist visa fees. If your documents are not in English, you might need translations.

Step 2: Prepare Your Documents

Ensure you have all required documents ready for Norway visa for Indians application. See below for a detailed Norway tourist visa checklist.

Step 3: Fill Out Your Application

After determining your visa type and preparing your documents, choose your visa category and fill out the application form.

Step 4: Book Your Appointment

Once your application is ready, schedule an appointment at a VFS Visa Application Centre to provide your biometric data. You'll get a confirmation email with your appointment details. Remember, every family or group member needs their own appointment.

Step 5: Pay the Visa Fees

When you submit your application, you'll need to pay the applicable visa fee. If you're printing the form to bring to the Visa Application Centre, you can pay the fee at your appointment.

Step 6: Submit Your Application

After completing your application online, print out the form. You'll need this and your other documents when you go to submit your application at a Visa Application Centre.

Visa Application Centres for Norway

LocationOperating Hours (Mon - Fri)

Ahmedabad

09:00 - 17:00

Bangalore

09:00 - 16:00

Chandigarh

09:00 - 16:00

Chennai

09:00 - 16:00

Cochin

09:00 - 16:00

Hyderabad

09:00 - 16:00

Kolkata

09:00 - 16:00

Mumbai

09:00 - 16:00

New Delhi

09:00 - 16:00

Pune

08:00 - 14:00

Your visa application and documents must be submitted in person at one of the specified Visa Application Centres unless instructed otherwise.

Step 7: Track Your Application

If you applied through a VFS Visa Application Centre, you could track your application online. Just enter your reference number and date of birth.

Step 8: Collect Your Visa

When your visa application decision is made, you can either pick up your documents from the Visa Application Centre or opt for courier delivery for an additional charge.

Recent updates from the Embassy of Norway have modified the passport collection process at VFS Visa Application Centres as of February 4, 2019:

Passports can be picked up by:

  • Immediate family members (parents, children, spouse)
  • A group's single representative
  • Authorized individuals collecting for government officials, with official authorization
  • Company representatives with an authorization letter and company ID

Collectors should bring:

  • A photocopy of their ID
  • The original ICR (Invoice cum Receipt)
  • An authorization letter from the applicant

Applicants who cannot personally collect their documents or are not among the authorized categories should opt for courier delivery when submitting their application.

Norway Tourist Visa Fees and Processing Time

Fees

Visa TypeFee TypeAmount

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

VFS Appointment Fees

Euro 08 (INR 720/-)

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

Embassy Fees (up to 6 years old)

No Fees

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

Embassy Fees (6-12 years)

Euro 40 (INR 3,580/-)

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

Embassy Fees (12+ years)

Euro 80 (INR 7,250/-)

Processing Time

The processing time for Norway visa applications from Indian applicants usually ranges between 15 to 21 working days once the application is received by the embassy or consulate. If the application needs further examination by the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), the processing time may extend up to 45 days.

What Should I Do If My Norway Tourist Visa Application is Denied?

If your application for a Norway visa is declined, the embassy that made the decision is the place where you must send your appeal.

Who Can Appeal?

The appeal must come from the visa applicant themselves or someone who has been given the power of attorney by the applicant. This means if you want to appeal on behalf of someone else, like a family member, employee, or friend who planned to visit or live in Norway, you need their written permission.

When to Appeal?

You have a three-week period to file your appeal, starting from the day you or your legal representative were informed of the decision. If you can't collect all the necessary documents in three weeks, you should still appeal within this period and note that you will send additional information later. You will then get another two weeks to provide the extra documents.

How to Appeal?

Write a letter stating which decision you're appealing against and why you think it was wrong. This letter can be in Norwegian or English. Remember, your appeal won't be considered if it's not signed.

You should send this letter to the embassy. Include any new information or documents that support your case. The rejection letter will guide you on how to submit your appeal. There's no fee for appealing.

After you submit your appeal, the embassy will take another look at your application. They might change their decision based on your appeal or send it to the UDI (Directorate of Immigration) for a second review. The UDI will make a final decision on your appeal. If the UDI also rejects your appeal, you cannot appeal further.

Conclusion

In conclusion, obtaining a Norway tourist visa for Indian citizens demands attention to several important steps and particulars. It's crucial to acquaint yourself with the visa requirements and the application process, compile all necessary documents, and ensure you're covered by adequate travel insurance.

With careful preparation and adherence to the guidelines, visitors from India can anticipate a delightful visit to Norway.

Should you have any questions or need additional assistance, our team is at your service. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at 073148 52914 or via WhatsApp.

We hope you have a safe trip and a wonderful experience in Norway!

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