Norway is a beautiful country. The gorgeous mountainscapes make for some of the best places for hiking in the world. And who would want to miss out on the mesmerising northern lights?
In the year 2016, the Norwegian consulates around the world received more than 180000 visa applications. The rejection rate was 5 %. This article will teach you how you can apply for Norway Schengen visa from Manila (although applicable for all Philippines consulate) .
Last year,Almost 12,700 Norway visa was applied from Manila out of which 11,500 visas were approved. Over 1000 visas were rejected according to official Schengen visa statistics.
This article contains a detailed step-by-step procedure for getting your Norway Schengen visa.
What steps will I need to follow to get my Norway Schengen Visa?
Find out if you need a visa to visit Norway
Can you apply for it at the Norwegian consulate in Manila?
Book an appointment with the Norwegian consulate
Prepare all the required documents
Attend the interview to start the processing of your visa application
Want temporary flight, hotel or insurance for your Norway Schengen visa appointment?
How do I know if I need a Norway Schengen visa?
The answer to this question can only be given by your nationality. Here is a list of all the people and nationalities that don’t need a Schengen visa to visit Norway. If you are a citizen of Philippines then you need to need a Schengen visa for Norway.
However, if you are visiting the Philippines on a trip, you will need to head back to your own country to apply for your visa.
What do I do if I want to visit other countries along with Norway on my trip?
For this, you will need to determine the main destination of your travel and then apply for your Schengen visa in the consulate general of that country. Your main travel destination will be the country that you will spend most of your time in.
Take a look at the image below to get a better understanding of the matter.
Can I visit the Consulate General of Norway without an appointment?
No, the Norwegian consulate doesn’t appreciate walk-ins with your queries. You will need to book an appointment with the consulate online on their website.
How do I book my appointment with the Norwegian consulate in Manila?
For this, you will need to first go to the official consulate website of Norway in Manila.
Once you are here, scroll down and click on “Visitor’s visa and residence permit“.
You will get two options on this page, click on “Visitor’s visa” out of the two.
The page will give you a list of instructions you will need to follow when applying for your Norway Schengen visa. Read it carefully before you proceed.
Once you are done, scroll down to find the subhead “Online registration and payment” and click on the option “Register your application in the application portal“.
The page will reload and ask for you to either login or “Create a new user account“. Click on the former for a fresh registration with the consulate.
The page will redirect you to a form that you will need to fill in according to your details mentioned in the passport. Once you are done filling it, make sure that you recheck it to see to it that there are no errors. After that, click on “Create user account“.
The page will further guide you to help you book your appointment with the consulate. Once you have a confirmation that your appointment has been booked, take a printout of the confirmation and remember to carry it to the consulate on the day of your interview.
What will happen on the day of the interview with the Norwegian consulate?
You will need to reach the consulate on time. In case you get late for more than 10 minutes, the consulate might reject your visa application.
You will be first asked to submit all the documents required for the approval of your Norway Schengen visa application. Once they are verified, you will need to pay the fees and enter the biometrics into the consulate’s system. Remember to keep the receipt you receive after paying the fees safely as you might need it on the day you collect your approved visa.
What documents will I need to arrange for my interview with the Norwegian consulate?
The list of the required documents is quite long, so ensure that you keep them ready at least a day before your interview to avoid missing out on any of in a hurry.
Filled and signed visa application form.
You will need to submit your passport which is original and has a validity of at least 3 months from the date of your return from your travel. It should have 2 empty pages as well.
In case you are a legal resident of the Philippines, carry your residence permit as well. It should also be original and the validity of this document should be the same as your passport.
You will need to give the consulate your bank and credit card details to prove that you will be able to take care of yourself during your travel. This is the proof of your financial sustenance.
You will need to provide your occupational details as well. Take a look at the list below to know what documents to furnish for the type of occupation.
Employee: Employment letter, approved leave application, IT return forms.
Self-employed: Company registration card, company bank statements, IT return forms.
Student: A letter of absence from your school or university.
Retired: Pension statements of the previous months, up to 6 months.
In case you are a minor, carry your birth certificate. If you are travelling alone, you will also need to provide the copies of your parents’ passports. In case you are travelling with one parent, ensure that you have a letter from your other parent or alternatively a letter of approval from the family court.
You will also need to give proof of your travel insurance. It will need to be valid for your entire travel and in all the Schengen countries.
And lastly, you will need to provide a cover letter, stating your reason to travel to Norway and also the other Schengen countries (if any). You can also mention a list of all the documents you will be giving to the consulate in this.
Is there a way I can avoid making permanent bookings before I get my Norway Schengen visa approved?
You might be worried that you might end up losing a lot of money if the consulate rejects your visa application. Fortunately, there is a solution for you. You can make temporary flight and hotel bookings instead.
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What is the fees of getting a Norway Schengen visa?
The image above shows you the prices of the different types of Schengen visas. But as you will be needing a short-stay Norway Schengen visa for your visit, take a look at the image below.
It gives you a comprehensive plan where you can make temporary bookings for your travel and also get a travel insurance.
When will I get my Norway Schengen visa?
It usually takes up to 15 days for your visa to get processed and approved.
The Consulate General of Norway in Manila
12th/F DelRosarioLaw Centre
21st Drive corner 20th Drive
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Metro Manila 1630
Phone: +63 (0)2 317 2700
Fax: +63 (0)2 317 2799