Supporting documents for visa applications

You must submit supporting documents with your visa application. Incomplete applications will be returned to VFS.

Any letter/document must be less than 3 months old.

Your passport or travel document
Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your intended stay in Norway and must contain at least two blank pages (one to affix the visa sticker and one to affix the stamp of the border control authorities). The passport must have been issued in the last ten years. You must make sure that your visa / permit for the UK is valid for at least 3 months beyond your stay in Norway.

  1. One recent colour passport size photograph
    The photos must be less than 6 months old, have a light background and be of good quality (must be taken in a photo booth or by a professional photographer). For more information, please click here (please do NOT use paperclips or staples to attach the photos to the application form).

  2. Evidence of occupation / student status
    Proof of your current occupation in the UK, e.g. an original letter from your employer. Please make sure that the letter is on headed paper, contains a contact name and number and is duly signed. If your employer will be financially responsible for you during your stay(s) in Norway / Schengen states and / or has health insurance for you (must be valid in all Schengen states and have a minimum cover of EUR 30,000), the employer should confirm this in this letter.

    If you are a student in the UK: An original letter from your college or university confirming your status / attendance.
    If you are self-employed: A letter from your solicitor, accountant, the Inland Revenue, etc.
    If you are unemployed: Proof of income from DSS.

  3. Invitation / Evidence of accommodation and sufficient funds

    For business trips: Original letter of invitation (less than 3 months old) from your foreign business partner explaining the nature and duration of stay applied for and whether it involves single, double or multiple entries (and evidence of accommodation, e.g. confirmed hotel reservation). Please make sure the letter is printed on headed paper, contains a contact name and number and is duly signed. If the application is urgent, the letter may also be faxed directly (from the office in Norway) to the Embassy (fax number:+44 20 7591 5505). However, you may also be requested to submit the original letter before the visa is granted.

    For a visit to your family / friends: Signed, original letter of invitation (evidence of accommodation) (less than 3 months old), accompanied by a copy of your friend / family member's passport and residence permit (if applicable). Applicants may also be requested to submit a GUARANTEE FORM signed by the sponsor in Norway. The sponsor must bring the Guarantee Form to the local Police station in Norway and produce a valid ID (national passport or Norwegian driving licence) along with proof of funds (bank statements / self assessment form /pay slips). If you do not submit a Guarantee form, you must also provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay, e.g. original recent bank statements (minimum 3 months), traveller's cheques, credit cards with credit limit statement. Please note that cash is not accepted.

    For tourism: If you are not visiting anyone in Norway / Schengen, you should submit a travel plan outlining where you intend to go (which countries, cities etc.), how you intend to travel and where you intend to stay. Proof of booked accommodation for the entire stay must be included. You also need to submit evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay, e.g. original recent bank statements, traveller's cheques, credit cards with credit limit statement. Please note that cash is not accepted.

  4. Travel Insurance 
  5. Flight tickets or other travel arrangements

Please click on the links below for lists of supporting documents for:


Additional documents for certain applicants:

Applicants under 18 years of age:

  • Original (or Certified True Copy made by competent authority)birth certificate (stating both parents' names) and both parents' passports. 
  • A letter signed by both parents giving consent to the child obtaining a Schengen Visa.
  • If one of the parents has sole custody of the child, original (or certified true copy) proof of this must be submitted. 
     

Holders of British travel documents- brown Certificate of Identity or black Certificate of Travel

Visa applicants holding British Certificate of Identity or Certificate of Travel must - upon lodging an application - be able to produce the latest letter received from British Home Office confirming his / her status in the United Kingdom. The "Home Office letter" is an additional requirement to the normal requirements stated earlier on this page.


LINK TO THE VISA PORTAL: https://selfservice.udi.no/VisaPortal


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