Norway Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No
USA Yes No No

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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals from a Schengen member state holding a valid national ID card. EU nationals do not require any length of validity on their travel documents, other than to cover the duration of their stay.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Norway of up to 90 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Types and cost

Schengen visa: €60 (£51.42). Reductions are available for nationals of some countries and for children.


Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). UK residents requiring Schengen visas should apply via the Norway Visa Application Centre (, which charges an additional service fee of £18.66. All visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Schengen visas

Norway is a member of the Schengen area.

Working days

Allow at least two weeks for visa processing.

Sufficient funds

Schengen visa applicants must show proof of funds to cover their stay in Norway.

Extension of stay

It is only usually possible to extend a Schengen visa in exceptional circumstances such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Non-EU/EEA nationals must apply for a residence permit if staying longer than 90 days. EU/EEA nationals do not require a residence permit, but must register with the police. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has further details on its website (

Entry with pets

If you're bringing a pet from an EU/EEA country, your animal requires a pet passport, microchip and valid rabies vaccination certificate. Dogs also require treatment for tapeworm.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Norway
Telephone: +47 2313 2700. Website: Opening times: Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri 0900-1500.
Royal Norwegian Embassy in the UK
Telephone: +44 020 7591 5500. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1500 (general enquiries). Mon, Tue and Fri 1000-1230. Thurs 1220-1500 (enquiries to consular section).
Royal Norwegian Embassy in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 333 6000. Website: Opening times:  Mon-Fri 0900-1600 (Passports applications Mon-Fri 0900-1100. Appointment needed).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.