Norway is a popular vacation destination due to its natural beauty. Despite its colder climate, it boasts breathtaking landscapes like world-famous fjords, seals and bears in Svalbard, and views of the Aurora Borealis in the north. Nigerian citizens desire a Schengen visa to witness Norway’s beauty, known as the land of the ancient Vikings.
|Natural Beauty||Fjords, waterfalls, mountains|
|Standard of Living||High|
|Welfare State||Provides free education, healthcare, and social services|
|Economy||Oil and natural gas, abundant natural resources|
|Environmental Commitment||Sustainability efforts to protect natural environment|
|Government||Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary system, King as head of state|
|Corruption||4th on the World’s Corruptions index|
|Quality of Life||Consistently ranked high in the world for quality of life and human development|
Norway is a European country known for safety and hospitality. It’s wealthy due to its profitable oil and gas industry. This guide focuses on obtaining a Norway visa in Nigeria. Nigerian citizens must provide required documents to apply.
To apply for a Norway visa, Nigerian citizens must provide the following required documents:
- Completed Norway visa application form (tourist, visit, or business visa)
- A valid international passport with a validity of at least 6 months
- Recent passport photo with a white background, taken within the past 6 months
- Copies of your national ID card and international passport
- Applicant information form
- A cover letter for your application
- Proof of trip tickets signed and sealed by the flight company
- Medical insurance coverage of at least €30,000.
- Bank statement and financial proof for the past 6 months
- A confirmation of a hotel booking or reservation in Norway
- Introduction Letter:
- For workers: a leave letter from the employer stating the trip duration
- For self-employed: photocopy of tax return and business license
- For business purposes: an invitation letter from the conference/seminar organizer or Norwegian company.
- For visiting: a letter of invitation from family/friends in Norway stating the purpose of the visit.
Cost of Norway Visa in Nigeria (2023)
The cost of a Norway visa for Nigerian applicants through external service provider VFS Global is N15,000. To learn more about the fees, please visit the UDI website.
You can also contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja at 54 T.Y. Danjuma Street, Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria.
The phone number is 0813 989 0050 (from abroad: +234 813 989 0050).
For email inquiries (not related to visas), email [email protected].
Steps to Apply for a Norway Visa in Nigeria:
Step 1: Online Registration
All applications for a Norway visa must be done through the online registration portal at https://selfservice.udi.no/. Make sure to choose the correct permit category before registering.
Step 2: Gather Documents
Gather all required documents for the Norway visa application.
Step 3: Submit Application
Submit your completed application with all required documents.
You should submit your visa application along with all required supporting documents to the authorized body in person at the VFS Global office (visa application centre) before your travel date to ensure enough time for processing. All applicants must submit their application in person.
Step 4: Processing time
The processing time for a Norwegian visa application can take 15-45 calendar days, depending on the circumstances of the application. The embassy or consulate takes 15 days to process the application, but if it’s forwarded to the UDI, the processing time can be extended to 30 days from the moment UDI receives it. To avoid delays, make sure to submit all required documents and a complete application to VFS Global.
Step 5: Your application result
We’ll let you know about your visa application outcome through email, SMS, postal mail, or a phone call. You can find out the result at the Visa Application Centre or the embassy, wherever you applied. If your visa is approved, it’ll be stamped on your passport with the number of days you can stay in the Schengen region. But if it’s rejected, you’ll get a written explanation and the chance to appeal.
Step 6: Upon arrival
You will need to have the following documents ready to enter Norway:
- Passport with a Visa sticker
- Proof of financial means – cash, credit card, if available, guarantee form
- A document explaining the purpose of your visit – invitation, hotel reservation, etc.
- Round trip ticket – (if visiting for tourism or private purposes) Border control may request fingerprint scanning, which will be compared with the fingerprints on your visa application.
- You can travel within the Schengen area or the countries covered by the visa with a valid visa. A multiple entry visa would be required for travel outside the Schengen area e.g. (UK or Svalbard).