Norwegian Embassies and Consulates
Norway has around 90 embassies and 163 consulates spread all over the world.
Who needs to apply for a Schengen Visa at the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate?
If you are traveling to Norway from a country without a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries you will need a short-stay Norway Schengen Visa for a trip lasting up to 90 days, or a residence permit and work or study visa if you plan to spend longer in Norway. You will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
What services do Norway’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
In addition to informing people about Norway, its embassies and consulates provide services to foreign nationals, including dealing with immigration and asylum issues - such as issuing visas.
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below you will find a list of the cities where the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Norwegian mission on the foreign ministry website (linked below). In most countries, these will be located in major administrative or population centers.
Norwegian foreign ministry website : regjeringen.no/en/dep/ud/id833/
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
The Norwegian embassy is based in Washington D.C., with consulates based in Houston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and New York.
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
Norway’s U.K. embassy is based in London, with consulates in Barrow-in-Furness, Ardrossan, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Belfast.
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in China
The Norwegian embassy is based in Beijing, with the country also having consulates in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shanghai.
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in India
Norway has an embassy in New Delhi, as well as consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata.
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Norway has an embassy in Jakarta and consulates in Medan and Bali.
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Norway’s embassy is based in Brasilia, with consulates in Santos, Salvador, Rio Grande, Porto Alegre, Natal, Manaus, Fortaleza, Curitiba, Belem, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo.
Norwegian Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Norway’s embassy is based in Mexico City and it has consulates in Cancun, Acapulco, Tijuana, Monterrey, and Coatzacoalcos.
Do I have to apply for a Norway Schengen Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Norway’s embassy or consulate officials do not directly process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa application partner of Norway is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation.
VFS can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
How long will it take the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Norwegian Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Norway, you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Norway, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Norwegian Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
If the Norwegian Embassy refuses my Schengen Visa, can I appeal?
Yes, you can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons.
Will I have to turn up in person to be interviewed when obtaining my Norwegian Schengen Visa?
You need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents you supplied alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data - an essential part of your application unless you have a valid reason not to or have already provided it.
If I previously applied for a Schengen Visa, do I have to fill in another form and attend a visa appointment?
Yes, unless your Schengen Visa is a multi-trip one and still valid. If your visa application was in the past five years, you may not need to submit new biometric data with your application.