The essence of Norway’s appeal is remarkably simple. It is one of the most beautiful countries on earth, encompassing the glorious Scandinavian mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords.
The demand for Norway Schengen visas can get really high at times, with as many as 15 million visitors clamoring to get a visa to the country in the summer months alone. Needless to say, the high volume of applications implies that getting a Norway Schengen visa appointment can sometimes be a tedious and cumbersome process.
Fret not! This article will help you understand how to get that coveted Norway Schengen visa appointment and what you can do if you are unable to get an appointment date. We can also help you book your Norway Schengen visa appointment even when no Norway visa appointments are available. Just fill out our Schengen visa appointment form to initiate the process.
Once the appointment has been booked, you can head on over to our related article to get all of your required documentation in order.
How to get a Norway Schengen Visa appointment in New York – The Basics
Here’s what you need to do to book a Norway Schengen Visa appointment from New York:
- The Norwegian Consulate has outsourced all visa applications from New York to VFS Global.
Visa applications from New York are collected and examined by the Norwegian Consulate after they go through the VFS Global appointment and tracking systems.
After filling in the visa application form, you will be redirected to the VFS Global official website.
Click on “Schedule an appointment“.
You will then be asked to select your preferred center. Select the New York center here. Once you have selected the center, you can click on the hyperlink to know the earliest available appointment slot. Click on ‘Continue’.
Click on ‘Add Applicant’.
You can then click on ‘Continue’.
You will then be given your appointment reference number.
VFSGlobal has the bandwidth to support a minimum of 30 applications a day. However, an appointment at VFSGlobal is subject to availability and is not usually easy to get. The handling charge for this service is $25 or more based on when you want your appointment slot. The sooner your demand for an appointment slot, the more you will have to shell out.
You can head over to the Norway visas official page for more information on the visa application process.
What to do when there are no appointment slots available for Norway Schengen visa?
If you are still having trouble getting a Norway Schengen visa appointment date, you can try one of the following methods:
Try applying in a different jurisdiction
If you are unable to secure an appointment date at the local VFS Global center, you should try and apply at the next closest jurisdiction. We advise you to turn your attention to other nearby centers.
In case you are applying for a Norway Schengen visa from New York and are unable to secure an appointment, you can try the nearby VFS global offices in Washington and Chicago.
Change the main Schengen consulate of your visit
In case the Norway consulates are booked out and you are unable to get that appointment slot prior to your visit, you can try your luck by applying to another consulate. Countries like Slovakia and Malta do not usually have a large influx of applicants which makes it easier to secure an appointment with these consulates.
The first country of your visit is the main Schengen consulate that you should be applying to. For the sake of the appointment, you will have to change the first destination of travel to a different country. You will however, have to show tentative travel plans to this country at the time of the interview in order to secure a visa. We can help you get your temporary flight and hotel bookings.
Check out our related article for more information on booking an appointment when no appointment slot is available.
Wait for someone to cancel their Norway Schengen visa appointment
This option is risky and does not guarantee a visa appointment slot. You can wait for someone to cancel their Norway Schengen visa appointment and immediately try and book that slot the moment it becomes available. You will have to be vigilant and keep multiple browser tabs open for all the consulates in your area. Do not forget to keep refreshing the tabs.
Our customers have managed to secure an appointment just by waiting for a cancellation on many occasions. So, we strongly suggest that you do not discard this option.
We also have a dedicated team that watches for any Schengen visa appointment cancellations and can help secure a booking once a slot opens up. If you are interested in this service, please fill out our Schengen visa appointment form.
Want us to get you your Norway Schengen visa appointment?
We can currently help you get your Norway Schengen visa in the following countries:
We can arrange for an appointment slot within 7-15 days for corporate employees and business professionals who are in need of a visa immediately. This is, however, subject to the availability of slots in the consulate of your choice. We will also try in all the nearest consulates to try and secure an appointment for you.
Note that we do not fix the fee for an appointment. We get in touch with our sources and get a price quote from them for an appointment. This price depends on the demand and how soon the request for an appointment is.
Click here for our Schengen visa appointment form.
- Fill in the form . You will have to pay a $10 advance fee.
- Within 8 hours of the payment, you will receive an email regarding the availability of a slot and a price quote.
- Once you are notified, you will have one hour to complete the rest of the payment.
- We will then send you the appointment details and reference number for verification.
You can now attend your Norway Schengen visa appointment.
Read more about getting a Norway Schengen visa appointment in 7 days here.
FAQs on Norway Schengen visa appointments
Read on to have your questions answered.
Can I get one Norway visa appointment for my entire family?
No. You will have to make individual appointments for each member of your family. If you are making an appointment through VFSGlobal, you can book up to five Schengen visa appointments using a single account. Note that the dates might vary for each of the 5 appointments as they may not be available on a single day.
Can you make you make Norway visa appointment on my behalf?
Yes! We can assist you in getting a Norway Schengen visa appointment. We can also handle the appointment request for your whole family. Just fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Where can I verify my Norway visa appointment details?
You can get your appointment verified on the government or the VFSGlobal websites.
What amount do I pay to get Norway visa appointment?
The amount to be paid varies from consulate to consulate. Our contacts in VFS will get you the quote for Norway visa appointment. The date of the appointment also influences the fee for an appointment. The earlier your request for an appointment, the higher you will have to pay.Typically an appointment can cost you between $50 to $300 on rare occasions.
Can I pay a higher fee and get Norway visa appointment on priority?
No. We operate on a first come first serve basis only. The customers who had
Is the Norway visa appointment fee refundable?
Norway visa appointment is fully refundable if you cancel before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to get you one. But if an appointment has already been booked, then payment has already been made to the consulate, which implies that a refund is not possible.
In case we are unable to get you an appointment slot, we will issue you a full refund.
Could my Norway Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, your Norway Schengen visa application could be rejected by the consulate for a number of reasons. Common reasons are:
- Travel insurance invalidity
- No evidence of travel itinerary
How early can I apply for Norway Schengen visa?
You can start applying 90 days prior to the date of travel. We recommend that you apply at least 3 weeks before the date of travel to accommodate for any processing delays.
Can I apply for Norway visa visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
All applicants must have a passport that is not more than 10 years old. The same can be said about passports issued more than 10 years ago and have not been extended. Applicants must renew their passport before making their visa application. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months before you apply for Norway visa.
What are the details required in order to book the appointment?
We will be requiring your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date. This however, varies from one country to another. In case we require additional information, we will inform you via email.
Do I need to have a travel insurance for Norway Schengen visa?
Yes, you have to provide proof of travel insurance that covers emergency medical expenses up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get me my Norway Schengen visa appointment in New York?
We usually take around 8 to 10 hours to get back to you, as we will be checking with all nearby consulates as well for the availability of a slot.
How much time do I have to complete the payment?
We make close to 250 appointments a day. You will have an hour to complete the payment once we inform you about an appointment slot. In case we do not hear back from you within the hour, our reseller may auction the appointment for other customers in need.
What mode of payment is accepted?
You can make a direct bank transfer to complete the payment. You can also make the payment via PayPal or Western Union.
In which countries do you provide Schengen visa appointment from?
We currently operate in India, the UK and USA. We are adding more countries regularly.
Norwegian Embassy in New York
825 Third Avenue,
38th Floor New York,
(On 50th Street between Second and Third Avenue)
+1 646 430 7500