Visa applicants who wish to apply for a visa at the Embassy in Bangkok should regsiter the application form online, pay the application fee and book an appointment on the secure Application Portal before submitting their supporting documents at the Norway Visa Application Centre or at the Embassy.
For information in Thai, please click here.
For information in Norwegian, please click here.
Booking an Appointment
All applicants who submit their visa applications online can book an appointment on the Application Portal before showing up at the Norway Visa Application Centre to hand in their supporting documents.
An appointment can be changed or cancelled (by the applicant) from 'Previous individual application(s)' / 'Previous group application(s)' (on the Application Portal).
No Internet access?
If you have no Internet access, it is possible to register your application at the Norway Visa Application Centre at Alma Link Building 12th Floor, where they have designated computers for registering applications online. It is also possible for the sponsor in Norway to complete all or part of the online process for the applicant (e.g. log on and pay the application fee).
Sponsors who complete the entire process for the applicant (and the applicant is unable to log on to the Portal him / herself) must send a copy of the completed application form to the applicant, so that he / she is fully aware of the information being submitted.
The application form may be viewed and / or printed out from 'Previous individual applications' on the Portal.
The applicant must also sign the cover letter (which can be printed out after an appointment has been booked or anytime after that from 'Previous individual applications' on the Portal) and submit at the Norway Visa Application Centre along with his/her supporting documents.
Those who have registered their application online will automatically receive a cover letter as an attachment to an e-mail, at the e-mail address used when logging in to the Application Portal. It is very important that the applicant prints two copies of this cover letter, signs it, attaches a photo to it, and brings it with them to the Norway Visa Application Centre at the time of appointment. This cover letter replaces the old paper application form, so there is no need to fill out or print out any application in paper format.
The application form itself should not be submitted, as this is transferred electronically from the Application Portal to the Embassy.
Hvordan den norske part kan hjelpe thailandsk visumsøker, kan du lese her.
How to apply – first-time users
The first time you use the Application Portal, you must register as a user with a username and a password.
Usernames and passwords should not contain any special characters such as @, %, &, etc. The password must contain at least 8 characters, at least one number and at least one CAPITAL letter (e.g. Bangkok123).
When you have registered yourself as a user on the Portal, you can fill in the application form (click on 'Apply for a visa'), pay the application fee (with a credit / debit card) and book an appointment at the NorwayVisa Application Centre.
How to apply - Existing users (who have previously used the Application Portal)
Applicants who have used the Application Portal before can simply log on, use the last application as a template and only change details such as travel dates, etc., pay the fee and book an appointment to hand in the supporting documents.
Applications can be registered individually or in groups on the Portal. A group may consist of 1 - 16 applicants, however, it is a requirement that all applicants have the same nationality and are travelling on the same dates, with the same itinerary.
Registering many applications as a group saves time, however, only individual applications may be copied for subsequent applications in the future. Families or people who always travel together to Norway may therefore want to register all applications individually.
7-day Entry Visa for Spouse
Applications for 7-day entry visas (D-visas) may also be submitted on the Application Portal. Simply fill out the same application form as for a Schengen Visa and book an appointment following the same procedures as mentioned above. The handling fee for a 7-day entry visa are the same amount as for a Schengen visa. For more information about 7-day Entry Visas for spouses, please click here.
A number of documents are required in order to process a visa application. Please be informed that a joint electronic archive for the entire immigration administration will gradually replace the current paper archive. This means that all documents which are listed in the checklists below will be electronically scanned at the Embassy from January 2011. It is therefore very important that all original documents must be submitted with a perfect copy in A4 format. Please do not staple any documents together as this will delay the scanning process.
Please see the links below regarding documentation for the main categories of visa applicants:
- If you intend to visit your boyfriend, girlfriend or other friends in Norway, please use this check list: ENGLISH version - THAI version
- If you intend to visit family members living in Norway, please use this check list: ENGLISH version - THAI version
- If you are going on a business trip, please use this check list: ENGLISH version - THAI version (Additional checklist for tailors in English)
- If you intend to visit Norway as a regular tourist, and have no prior relation with persons or companies in Norway, please use this check list: ENGLISH version - THAI version
- If you intend to visit Noway and are a family member of an EEA/EU citizen, please use this check list: ENGLISH version - THAI version
- If you intend to visit Norway and are a spouse or a cohabitant of a Norwegian citizen, please use this check list: ENGLISH version - THAI version
- If you intend to travel to Norway as a seaman/seafarer, please use this check list: ENGLISH version - THAI version
- For information about the requirements to be issued a multiple entry visa, please click here.
The processing time of a visa depends on each individual case. However, applicants should always apply several weeks before the intended journey.
Important note: Applications for Schengen visas can be submitted at the earliest 90 days before planned travel date, and at the latest 15 days before planned travel date.
If the case is considered uncomplicated, it can be handled by the Embassy in Bangkok, in which case the average processing time is between 3-5 working days (counting from the day the Embassy receives all the required documents).
If the case is considered somewhat complicated, the case will be handled by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). For current processing times at the Directorate of Immigration, please click here.
Return of passport
When advised, applicants may pick up their passports at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre between 13.00 - 15.00, Monday through Friday.
The application fee must be paid electronically (by credit / debit card) on the secure Application Portal after filling in the application form online. The application will not be sent to the Embassy before the payment has been successfully processed (usually within a few seconds).
Applicants who are exempt from paying the visa fee will have their fee immediately refunded (electronically) once the relevant documentation has been produced during the booked appointment at the Embassy.
The application fee for short-stay visas to all Schengen states, including Norway, is EUR 60.
Applicants from the age of 6 to 12 years shall pay a fee of EUR 35.
The fee is waived for visa applicants in the following categories:
· Children under 6 years
· School pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
· Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research, as per specific rules
· Applicants related to (spouse, descendant or dependent ascendant of) EEA citizens who are excercising their right to free movement (on production of relevant certificates (birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc)).
For more information about application fees click here.
Visiting more than one Schengen country and unsure where to apply?
If you want to visit one Schengen country, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of that country. If you want to visit several Schengen countries, apply to the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your main destination (i.e. where you intend to spend the most days).
If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, but do not have a main destination (i.e. you intend to spend an equal amount of days in each country), you should apply to the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country which is your first port of entry.
There are a number of visa agents in operation throughout Thailand, and also within the vicinity of the Embassy and the VFS Norway Visa Application Centre at Alma Link Building.
Please be informed that any decision to utilise the service of a visa agent is entirely at the applicant's discretion. However, it is important to note that these agents are in no way whatsoever connected to the Embassy and that they have no influence over the outcome of an application. It is also important to note that some of the visa agents charge an unreasonably high fee for services which are not deemed necessary to submit an application. The Embassy has also experienced that certain visa agents help applicants fabricate information and documentation in order to increase the chance of being granted a visa. We strongly advise applicants not to use visa agents who offer to fabricate information in connection with a visa application as it will lead to a rejection by the Embassy if the information submitted is false. If any visa agents say that they can influence your application we urge you to immediately inform the Norwegian Embassy.
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