Visa Requirements for travel to Europe

Visa Requirements for travel to Norway

Norway Travel Visa Requirements

Visas and Passports

EXEMPTIONS FROM VISA REQUIREMENTS

You may enter Norway without a visa if you:

- are a Nordic or foreign national with a valid passport from one of the countries with which Norway has an agreement on visa-free entry. Please refer to the list (updated on 25 March 2001).

- are resident in another country within the Schengen area with a valid residence permit. - have a valid alien's passport issued by one of the Schengen countries. You must have a residence permit in the country which issued your alien's passport, and you must have permission to return to that country. - have a refugee travel document issued in one of the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom (list updated on 1 December 2000). You must have a valid residence permit in the country which issued the travel document, or you must have permission to return to that country.

- have a valid identity document and are a national of the state that issued the document. This applies to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (list updated on 1 December 2000).

- have a valid British passport which entitles you to unlimited entry to and residence in the United Kingdom.

- have a British Emergency Travel Document and be entering Norway only in transit, and it must be evident from the emergency travel document that the destination is the United Kingdom. The same rules apply to "Reiseausweis als Passersatz zur Rückkehr in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland".

- have a travel document for refugee seamen issued in one of the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (list updated on 1 December 2000).

- have an identity card for seamen issued in accordance with ILO Convention No. 108 and be intending to take up or leave a post on board a ship in a Norwegian port, or, if you are a crew member on board a ship, wish to visit the port where the ship is docked during your shore leave. If you are intending to take up a post on a ship you must go directly to the port in question. If you are leaving your post, you must then leave the country.

- have a valid civil aviation licence for entry into the country and for the necessary stay in the country in connection with commercial international traffic. The aircraft must be registered in an approved manner. The same applies to members of the crew on their way to or from active service.
- possess a Philippine Seafarer's Identification and Record Book and/or a Philippine passport, cf. the Shipping Agreement of 22 October 1999 between Norway and the Philippines. The holder must provide written confirmation from the shipping company or the shipping company's representative that the holder will be taking up a post on a ship in a Norwegian port.

A foreign national whose passport has been stamped with a temporary or permanent Norwegian work or residence permit* or an individual permit for work on a special assignment as part of a group may enter Norway a number of times within the period of validity of the permit without a special visa.

*You should check your passport to see what kind of permit you have. You must apply to the police for a permanent work and residence permit.

Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
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