Where to apply and who does Norway represent?
The Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco represents Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington state, and Wyoming. If you live in any of these states and plan to visit any of the countries above, you should apply in San Francisco. For residency permits to Denmark, please contact the visa section.
Applicants living in the Washington D.C. Area should apply at the The Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C., following guidelines found on the Embassy's website.
The Norwegian Consulate General in New York represents Norway in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. If you live in any of these states you should apply in New York.
The Norwegian Consulate General in Houston represents Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missisippi, Alabama, Florida, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands. If you live in any of these states and plan to visit any of the countries above, you should apply in Houston.
- If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Consulate of that particular country or the country that represents your destination.
- If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country which is your main destination (where you will be staying most of the days). When a visa is granted it allows travel to all countries in the Schengen area.
- If you intend to stay in the Schengen area for over 90 days you must apply for a residence permit, not a Schengen visa. Instructions are on the respective consulate's homepage.
- United States citizens can vacation in the Schengen area for up to 90 days without a visa.
- Applicants must have a U.S. visa with three (3) months validity after returning from the Schengen area. If your US visa has expired, please have it renewed before applying.
- A Schengen Visa is not required for nationals of countries with which Norway has signed a visa waiver agreement.
- Minimum processing time is 10 business days. Rush requests are not accepted under any circumstances. As such, we strongly recommend that you apply 1-3 months before planned date of departure.
- You submit your application form online at the UDI Application Portal (link below), where you also pay the fee online and book an interview appointment. All applicants have to appear for an interview in-person (absolutely no exeptions).
- Below is a linked document titled "Schengen Visa Instructions". Read this document carefully, check off what documents you have included, sign the document, and bring the document to your interview. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- In addition to the documents listed in the instructions, Applicants to Sweden or Denmark must also submit the additional documentation linked below.
Applicants for Sweden
In addition to the required documentation listed in our instructions, all applicants for Sweden must also hand in a copy of "Family Details - Appendix to your application". Those visiting friends or family in Sweden must turn in an original version of the Invitation Appendix E and a copy of the invitee's "Personbevis" (they can order this from the Swedish Tax Authorities).
Applicants for Denmark
Applicants visiting family or friends in Denmark must obtain a filled-out invitation form or have their invitees fill out the online form (if this is done online, print out a copy of the form and bring it to your interview)
Applicants for Norway
Optional: Invitees in Norway should fill out the Gurantee Form for Visits.
Applicants for Iceland
Applicants do not need to hand in any additional documents aside from those listed in our application instructions.
Applicants should consult the photo requirements laid out for Schengen Visa Applicants.
Additional Insurance Information
Note that it is the applicant's responsibility to clearly document that his/her insurance meets Schengen Requirements. See our additional information about the insurance requirement.
The UDI Application Portal, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, and our own Frequently Asked Questions Page contains a wealth of information and answers most all questions.
If your question is not answered on these webpages, please contact only the consulate where you will apply, with the subject line "Visa Enquiry [your last name]". Note that we will only respond with answers that are not included in our information. We do not accept visa queries via the phone.