Embassy of Norway in New Delhi processes Norway Schengen Visa applications and Norway long-stay visa applications.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Norway in New Delhi
The Norway Embassy in New Delhi covers the following states:
Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Tripuri, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Puducherry, Nagaland, Odisha, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Lakshwadeep, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Haryana, Goa, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, and Daman and Diu.
Do Indians need to apply for Norway Schengen Visa?
As per standard procedures and protocols, Indians are bound to apply for Norway Schengen Visa (Norway short-stay visa) to stay in the country for up to 90 days in the period of 180 days.
On the other hand, if you want to stay for a period exceeding the three-month limit, then you will apply for Norway Residence Permit [Norway long-stay visa].
Visa application process at the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi
To acquire Norway Schengen Visa from the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi, you’ve to follow this ultimate guide.
Step 1: Visit Website of the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi
You will begin by visiting the official website of the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi to get acquaintance with evolving visa rules and regulations.
Click on ‘Visitors visa and permanent residence permit’ to proceed.
A new window will be opened displaying categories of Visitor’s Visa [Norway Schengen Visa] and Residence Permit [Norway long-stay visa].
Norway’s Visitor Visa allows you to stay in Norway or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days whereas Norway Residence Permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days.
As you belong to the first category, you will pick up the Visitor’s Visa.
Step 2: Online Registration
Before submitting the visa application and passport at the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi, the applicant is required to register himself/herself in the application portal.
Use your username and password [if any] to login and get yourself registered. If you are applying for the first time for Norway Schengen Visa from India, then you will first create a user account and then register yourself.
After registration, the itinerant will receive a confirmation by email accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter states that the itinerant has filled the application form and has paid the visa fee for Norway Schengen Visa.
You are required to attach a hard copy of this cover letter in your visa application.
Step 3: Gather Documents
For Norway Schengen Visa, you are required to collect the following documents:
Current legal passports and copies of all previous passports. You must remember that your passport must possess validity of at least three months beyond planned travel date and it should not be issued for a period exceeding the ten years. Also, the passport must have in it two empty pages.
Itinerant’s passport photo. The passport size picture must be taken with a white background. Also, the picture must not be older than 6 months.
Signed cover letter from the online Application Portal Norway received by e-mail. It can also be retrieved online from the Application Portal.
A valid travel health insurance for your Norway Schengen Visa. The insurance must remain valid during the course of your stay in Norway or any other part of the Schengen Zone. Besides, it must provide coverage equal to 30000 euros or USD 50000.
A roundtrip flight itinerary for your Norway Schengen Visa application. The flight reservation enlists minute details about suggested flight routes, IATA coders and unique alphanumeric reservation codes.
Be very careful about arrival and departure dates that you mention while purchasing a roundtrip flight reservation as the visa will be issued according to the dates on the flight booking.
It is pertinent here to mention that Embassy of Norway in New Delhi also recommends against purchasing an actual flight ticket for your Norway Schengen Visa application.
Hotel Bookings for visa application: A hotel booking for Norway Schengen Visa application to convince the visa officer that payments pertaining to the accommodation facility (ies) has been made in advance.
Certificate of the travel agency confirming the booking and itinerary of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans. If traveling independently: a detailed plan/schedule.
Photocopies of all used pages in the passport and copies of biodata.
Bank statement of the previous six months.
Documents of school, college, university or employment.
Means of subsistence.
Step 4: Submit Documents
After garnering all the documents, the itinerant will submit his/her application in person at the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi.
Likewise, Embassy of Norway in New Delhi has made it mandatory for all the itinerants to appear in person at the VFS application center to submit biometric for Norway Schengen Visa.
Step 5: Pick Up Result of Your Application
The result can be picked up at the VFS Application Centre office where the application was submitted. It can also be delivered from VFS by courier service against an additional fee.
If you have been granted a visa, a sticker will be placed in your passport. Please check the duration of the stay specified on the sticker. The duration of stay indicates how many days you are allowed to stay in the Schengen area.