Norway is a beautiful place, there is no doubt about it. People from around the world visit Norway to look at the gorgeous mountains and valleys.
In the year 2016, Norwegian consulates around the world received more than 188000 visa applications, some of which were unfortunately rejected and about 177000 were approved.
The image below shows the visa stats for applications that were received and processed in the Norwegian embassy in London.
Almost 3000 applications were sent to the Consulate General of Norway in London, out of which, 2861 were approved. With this, Norway has an almost 5% visa rejection rate, which is quite low compared to other Schengen countries.
But this doesn’t mean that getting a Norway Schengen visa is quite simple, you will need to take the right steps to correctly apply for your Norway Schengen visa. Read this guide to understand the right way to get one.
Who needs a Norway Schengen visa from London?
In case you have a UK passport, then you need not apply for a visa as Norway permits you to travel into the country without one. But in case you are not a citizen of UK, you will need to apply for your Norway Schengen visa depending on your nationality.
Take a look at the link below to know whether or not you really need a Norway Schengen visa.
Who can apply for a Norway Schengen visa at the Norwegian consulate in London?
You will need to be a resident of UK for at least more than 3 months. If not and you have visited the UK on a visa, you will need to head back to your own country to apply for your Norway Schengen visa.
What if I am travelling to other Schengen countries along with Norway?
In this case, you will only need to apply for a Schengen visa at the consulate general of the country that is your main destination. Look at the image below to understand better.
What are the steps to applying for a Norway Schengen visa?
Once you have figured out whether or not you need a Norway Schengen visa and learnt about where to apply for one, you have completed most of the difficult portions. After this, there are just a few steps to getting your visa, but ensure that you do them all correctly to avoid rejection.
Book an appointment with the consulate general of Norway in London ( Get Schengen visa appointment for $ 10 )
Arrange all the documents required for your interview with the consulate
Attend the interview to start the processing of your Norway Schengen visa application
How to book an appointment with the Norwegian consulate?
For this, you will first need to visit the official website of the Norwegian consulate in London.
Once you are here, click on “Visitor’s visa and residence permit“.
After this, click on “Visitor’s visa“. This takes you to a page full of instructions. Read through it carefully before you proceed with your appointment booking with the consulate.
Scroll down to find the 3rd heading, “Online registration and payment“. Under this, you can find a link to “register your application on the application portal“.
Click on “Create a new user account” for a new registration.
Fill in the form and click on “Create user account” on the bottom of the page to continue with the booking of your appointment with the Norwegian consulate.
After this, head back to the “Online registration and payment” section on the consulate website of Norway. Under the fees section, you can see that you can only make visa applications on their outsourced partner, VFS Global.
Once you are here, scroll down to find the “Schedule an appointment option” on the right-hand side.
Read the instructions given on this page and then click on the appointment link given on the page.
Click on “New User?” to start filling a new Norway Schengen visa application form.
Fill in the form and click on “Submit” to complete a new registration. After this, follow the required steps to fill in your visa application form (if given) and book your appointment with the consulate. If at any time you need help filling the form, you can click on the “?” in the upper right corner to get help.
A confirmation will be sent to you on your registered email ID after you have completed filling your application. Print out this and carry it to the consulate on the day of your interview.
What other documents will I need for my interview with the Norwegian consulate?
Ensure that you have all of these documents in place as the list is quite long.
Filled application form: You can carry the print out taken from the confirmation mail received in the previous section. Alternatively, you can also fill in this visa application form and carry it to the consulate on the day of your interview.
Passport: Carry your valid and original passport. It should have a validity that extends to at least 90 days from your return.
Photographs: You will need to take at least 3 passport-sized photographs that fit these criteria.
Residence Permit: You will also need to carry your original and valid residence permit to prove that you are a legal resident of the UK. It should also have a validity of at least 3 months from the date of your return.
Travel itinerary: You will need to show your booked travel tickets to the consulate.
Hotel reservations: You will also show proof of your residence in the UK.
Financial sustenance: You will need to show that you will be able to take care of yourself in the Schengen countries during your travel. Provide your bank and credit card statements for this.
Proof of occupation: Provide your employment details along with IT return documents in the case you are an employee, if you are self-employed, you will need to show your company registration card and company bank statements as well. If you are a student, take a letter from your university, and in the case of a retiree, you will need to give the pension statements of the previous 6 months.
Travel health insurance: You should also be capable of taking care of yourself during your travel, for which you will need a travel insurance.
Travel cover letter: This is the final document where you have to clearly mention your purpose of travelling to Norway. You will also need to mention a list of all the documents you are submitting to the consulate in this letter.
I don’t want to make permanent bookings for my flights and hotels before I get my visa approved. What do I do?
You can make temporary bookings for your flight and hotel to be shown at the Norwegian consulate. Travel Visa Bookings offers temporary bookings at extremely affordable rates and you can also get a personalised cover letter written for your travel along with this. Travel Visa Bookings has fulfilled more than 100000 orders in the past 5 years and is a pioneer when it comes to offers related to Schengen visa applications.
What is the price that I will need to pay for my Norway Schengen visa?
The image above gives you the fees for different types of visas. But since you’re focussing only on short-stay visas, you can take a look at the image below for a comprehensive price, especially if you’re planning on making temporary bookings.
]What is the validity of my Norway Schengen visa?
Your Norway Schengen visa will only be valid for the number of days mentioned in your travel itinerary. So, we advise that you keep at least 5-10 days in a buffer for you to be able to see all the places you want to visit.
Consulate General of Norway in London
Royal Norwegian Embassy
25 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8QD
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Telephone: +44 (0)207 591 5500
Fax: +44 +(0)207 591 5501