A country of breathtaking landscapes and majestic mountains, Norway pulls thousands of people into the country. And if you are a fan of their scenic landscapes, taking the rail routes is probably the best way to capture the best of Norway’s beauty. In 2017, more than 196,000 applied for their Schengen visas at the Norwegian consulates.
Out of these, more than 12,000 of these applications went only from New Delhi. And when the numbers get so high for a single consulate to handle, the appointments get booked 2-3 months in advance. This makes it difficult to find appointments for most people.
After you have made your entire plan, the last thing you want is to not be able to get your visa application approved. But don’t worry, you can tackle this situation in more than one way. Read further to understand how.
If you need help from us to get your appointment, you can just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form. After this, make sure to start collecting all the required documents for your visa interview to make sure you have them all in place.
How to get a Norway Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi – Basics
It is quite simple to get an appointment with the Norwegian consulate in New Delhi. As the appointment booking process is taken care of by a third-party website called VFS Global. So, you’ll need to head over to the VFS Global website for Norway tourism from India.
The link will take you to a website like in the image above.
Scroll down to find the options to book your appointment as in the image above. Click on “Click Here” right under the option to Schedule an appointment.
The link will take you to a login page. For a new registration, click on “New User?“.
Fill in all the details asked for in this form and click on “Submit” and you can start booking your appointment. VFS Global will charge you a minimal fee for booking your appointment through their portal.
If you need any help in understanding the visa application process, head over to the Norwegian consulate website for India.
What to do if I can’t get a Norway Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
When it comes to consulates of popular countries like Norway, they get booked two to three months in advance a lot of the times. But don’t get disheartened. There are many ways you can work around this.
Try a consulate with a different jurisdiction
If there are many Norwegian consulates in your country, you can just try booking an appointment with another consulate. For eg., try booking an appointment with the Norwegian consulate in Mumbai in case the one in New Delhi is booked.
But this always works with a varying possibility as appointments will be subject to availability.
Change your main destination
Instead of trying your luck with the Norwegian consulates, see if you can apply for your visa in other consulates. Countries like Norway, France, Switzerland, and Italy have a very high inflow of tourists every year. And there are also countries like Malta, Slovakia, Luxembourg, and Iceland that don’t have a very high inflow of tourists every year.
So, why not try getting an appointment with the Slovakian consulate? You just need to show them a tentative travel plan to get your visa application approved. Once you have your visa, you can use it to go anywhere in the 26 Schengen states.
We can help you get a temporary travel plan as well. You can just mention that your main destination is actually Slovakia and that you’ll only spend a few days in Norway.
You can understand this better on our article on what to do when you can’t find an appointment slot.
Wait until another appointment gets cancelled
It is agreeable that you think that this is risky because there are chances that you’ll end up waiting indefinitely. But there have been many times when tourists were able to find appointments with this method. So don’t always disregard this completely.
To be able to get an appointment this way, you’ll need to have multiple tabs open and keep a keen watch like a hawk. This can be a tedious task, so if you want help with this, Travel Visa Bookings can help you out. Just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and raise a request. Our team dedicated to this will reach out to you and find an appointment for you.
Do you want Travel Visa Bookings to get you your appointment?
We currently make appointment bookings for the following countries
We are planning on expanding the number of countries every month. We also provide corporate bookings for businesspersons who need appointments within the next 15 days.
However, getting an appointment depends on availability so we will try getting appointments in other nearby consulates as well.
When booking a slot, we will not decide the price of your appointment. This is done by the consulate officer. However, we charge a flat fee of Rs. 1000 on top of the quote of the consulate.
Fill in the Schengen visa appointment form to raise a request and follow the steps below.
You need not make an initial payment to raise your request. Our team will immediately start contacting the consulates to see if they have appointments available for you.
Within the next 8 hours, you will receive a notification from our team informing of the slots available.
Once you approve the appointment of your choice and make the payment, we will give you an appointment reference number.
Use this reference number to attend your appointment and get your visa approved. To get help with the visa application, check out our article on how to get a Norway Schengen visa in 7 days.
FAQs on Norway Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi
Read on to see if your questions have been answered.
What other Norwegian consulates are in India?
Other than the embassy of Norway in New Delhi, there is another consulate general in Mumbai and honorary consulates in Kolkata and Chennai.
When will you find me my appointment?
Our team usually gets in touch with the appointments available within the next 8 to 10 hours from your request.
We are 4 people travelling to Norway. How many appointments will we need?
Each person travelling will need to have their own appointment, be it an adult, aged, or a child.
Will a baby need an appointment too?
It is necessary that you get your baby a passport too before your travel. This is a necessity to avoid child trafficking and kidnappings. And if they have a passport, they will need a visa, and also a visa appointment.
Can you book an appointment for me?
Yes, we definitely can. Just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will get in touch with you.
What details do you need to get my appointment?
We will need your name, passport number and its issue and expiry dates to get you your appointment. You can also alternatively send us a picture of your passport and we will take care of it for you.
What is the price for getting an appointment?
We don’t decide the price, this is done by the consulate officer. But we charge a fee of Rs. 1000 above this quote.
How do I make the payment?
You can either transfer the money directly to our bank account or pay us through PayuMoney or Western Union.
How long do I have to make the payment?
You will be given just 1 hour to make the payment once your appointment has been found. We book appointments for more than 200 people in a day. So whenever an appointment is found, it is placed on an auction so that someone else also has a chance to get that appointment. So, if you fail to make the payment, we will consider you to be uninterested and the appointment will be given to someone else in need.
We suggest that you keep a keen watch-out for a notification from our team to get your appointment successfully.
Can I verify the appointment given to me?
Of course. You can use the appointment reference number and check with the VFS Global website or with the consulate to see if your appointment has actually been booked.
Can my visa application get rejected?
Yes, there are chances your visa application can get rejected if
You don’t have a proper travel plan
No travel insurance
So, make sure you have all these documents in place before you attend your interview.
I don’t have a travel insurance. What do I do?
Don’t worry. We can help you get a travel insurance as well. Just check out our article on the topic to learn more about travel insurance.
When will I get my visa?
It usually takes the consulate 7-15 days to approve your visa. And you cannot apply for it more than 90 days or less than 15 days before your travel. Do keep this in mind when getting yourself a visa appointment.
VFS Global office in New Delhi
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level
Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
New Delhi- 110001
+91 22- 67866035
Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi
50-C, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110021