Embassy of Norway in Beijing processes Norway Schengen Visa applications and Norway Residence Permit applications.
A bit about Norway
Norway offers visitors an incredible mix of cultural and natural wonders. From cosmopolitan Oslo to its endless snow-capped mountain peaks and deep fjords, there’s no end of choices for travelers in the land of the midnight sun and stunning northern lights. Getting around the country is easy, and the country’s top-notch transit systems offer some of the best sightseeing opportunities, too, whether by rail or the fantastic coastal steamers.
One of the world’s most prosperous nations, Norway seems to have a fascinating museum for just about every important aspect of its rich cultural and social history, covering everything from the Vikings to seafaring and fishing, as well as art and entertainment. Norway is also rich in spectacular scenery, from its stunning fjords to its spectacular mountains and glaciers, many of which are easily accessible to tourists. Plan your sightseeing excursions with our list of the top-rated tourist attractions in Norway.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Norway in Beijing
All provinces in the People’s Republic of China, except the provinces which belong to the Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong Jurisdictions.
Visa Application Process at Embassy of Norway in New Delhi
All Chinese nationals are required to obtain a visa before entry into Norway or other Schengen countries.
Step 1: The Website
Kick off your Norway Schengen Visa campaign by visiting the official website of the Embassy of Norway in Beijing. It is because visa rules continue to mold with the changing times.
You will click on ‘Visa, Travel and Residence’ to proceed further.
Step 2: Submit Biometric Data
From the 1st of July 2019, you must pay the Embassy/Consulate fee online before going to VFS to have your biometrics taken and/or submit your application for a residence permit.
The itinerant (residing in China) will pay the fee. After you have paid the fee online, you must print the payment confirmation and bring it with you to VFS along with any other required documents.
Step 3: Secure Appointment Date
You need to book an appointment by calling the Embassy or Consulate’s visa section during telephone hours.
For Norway Schengen Visa application, the itinerant will submit the following documents:
Visa application form signed and accompanied by a passport-size photograph with the following specifications: neutral background, 3.5 ×4.5 cm, dating from the last 6 months.
Passport valid for no less than three months from the date of termination of the visa applied for with a copy of identification pages and previous visas issued.
Biometric data: The itinerant will submit his biometric data comprising a scan of ten fingers and face picture.
Flight Reservation for Norway Schengen Visa application: A roundtrip flight reservation encompassing personal details and details about proposed flight routes, arrival and departure dates, the reservation code, and IATA codes.
Travel Medical Insurance for Norway Schengen Visa: The itinerant is bound to attach travel medical insurance with the Schengen Visa application. But before securing insurance from any company or dealer, inquire the following things:
Is it valid in the whole Schengen Area?
Does it cover the cost of repatriation?
Does it provide minimum medical insurance of USD 50,000 or EUR 30, 000?
If not, then don’t avail the insurance as the aforementioned points are mandatory requirements for availing medical insurance for Schengen Visa application.
Hotel Bookings for Schengen Visa application: Hotel Bookings for Norway Schengen Visa application is a document entailing details of the hotel (s) where accommodation facility has been availed by making an advance payment in this regard.
Like flight reservation and travel medical insurance, a hotel booking for the Schengen Visa application is also a mandatory document, the absence of which means rejection of your visa.
Proof of solvency of applicant: This includes a bank statement from the last three to six months, with A4 photocopies or printouts, no deposits.
For retired persons: Proof of pension or another source of income.
For minors: Consent letter signed by parents.
Means of subsistence: As per laws crafted by the European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Norwegian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 500 NOK or 53.34€.
Original “Hukou” with photocopies of all the pages (no translation, only for Chinese nationals).
For Non-Chinese visa applicant: a copy of a valid Chinese residence permit, the validity must be up to 90 days after completion of the intended trip to Schengen Area.
Income tax declaration for the last two assessment years.
If Sponsored: Proof of Sponsorship.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the company or educational institution.
Leave permission from the company or educational institution.
Step 4: Appear For Interview
After collecting documents, submit them to the Embassy of Norway in Beijing. Then you will appear for an interview at the embassy.
Step 5: Track Visa Application
Usually, the Embassy of Norway in Beijing takes up to 15 days or two weeks to arrive on the verdict on the Norway Schengen Visa application submitted by the itinerant. However, to know the exact status of your Norway Schengen Visa application, the itinerant can trace it by using the services of the VFS Global.
Step 6: Collect Your Visa
If everything goes as per plan, you will be issued Norway Schengen Visa within the duration of 15 days. The itinerant can collect it personal capacity or can receive it via post.