All applicants, regardless of age, are required to personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date.
For non-EU citizens who are unsure about the need for a Schengen visa to travel to the Schengen Area, please click on “Do I need a visa?” to obtain the necessary information.
Applicants who plan to travel for business purposes, such as attending meetings, conducting business deals, recruiting, training, or engaging in other work-related activities, should apply under the Business category.
It is mandatory for every Business visa application to be accompanied by an invitation letter from a business or company based in Norway. Failure to provide such a letter will require the applicant to apply as a Tourist.
To be eligible to submit a Schengen visa application, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a valid passport or travel document.
- Hold a valid UK residence permit.
- Apply for a short stay visa, which includes categories such as Tourist (including Minors), Visitor Family/Friends, Business, EEA/EU and Swiss national family member, or Airport Transit.
Please note that meeting these requirements is essential for the successful submission of your Schengen visa application.
The following list of documents is not exhaustive, and the applicant may be asked to provide additional information or documents if requested by the Mission.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, no older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Applicants are required to bring and present their original documents, but only need to submit photocopies unless otherwise specified. For a list of required documents, please click here.
Before gathering the necessary documents mentioned below, applicants are advised to review the requirements outlined in the Overview (available here) to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria for the chosen visa category.
Standard Documentation for Schengen Visa Application:
- Visa application form (original)
Cover letter (printout of PDF document)
Upon online payment of the applicable visa fee, an email confirming the visa application registration will be sent, including the cover letter as a PDF attachment.
- Passport (original and photocopy).
Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and additional documents may be required based on individual circumstances.
In order to ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience to the Schengen Area, it is imperative to adhere to certain passport requirements. These requirements include a signed passport with a validity of at least 90 days beyond the return date of your trip. Additionally, your passport must have a minimum of 2 blank pages specifically designated for visa purposes. It is crucial to note that the passport should have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of departure from the Schengen Area.
While an extended passport may still be considered valid, it is important to be aware that if it is older than 10 years, it will no longer be acceptable. In such cases, it becomes necessary for the applicant to apply for a new passport prior to their travel.
Furthermore, it is advisable to provide photocopies of any previous Schengen visas that may have been endorsed in an old passport or issued within the last 3 years, if applicable.
By ensuring that these passport requirements are met, you can avoid any potential complications or delays during your journey to the Schengen Area.
UK Residence Permit (original and photocopy)
The UK Residence Permit, whether endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, must be valid for a minimum of 1 month beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area. If you possess a UK biometric card, please provide photocopies of both sides.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
Proof of current occupation
Employer Letter (original): A recent (less than 1 month old), signed, and headed letter addressed to the Mission, stating the name and position of the signee, and confirming the applicant’s employment. The letter should explicitly mention that the purpose of the trip is for business and specify any expenses or accommodations covered by the employer.
Self-Employment Letter (original): A recent (less than 1 month old), signed, and headed letter addressed to the Mission, stating the name and position of the signee, and confirming the applicant’s self-employment. This letter should be obtained from:
– Applicant’s accountant: If the applicant’s company’s accountancy is handled by an external or independent accountant.
– Solicitor: If the applicant’s company has been registered by a solicitor.
– Companies House: Certificate of Incorporation received upon registering the business. If the applicant’s name is not mentioned on the certificate, additional proof demonstrating the connection
Proof of Travel (Airplane, Train, Boat, Coach, (Hired) Car)
To support your visa application, it is essential to provide proof of your travel arrangements. This includes confirmed return travel tickets that clearly state your name and travel dates to and from the Schengen Area.
If you are traveling by car, you must provide the car registration and car insurance documents, as well as return travel tickets for the ferry or Eurotunnel, which should include the car’s registration number and the driver’s driving license. In case you are not the driver, a cover letter from the driver, signed and dated, confirming joint travel with you and specifying the travel dates, is also required.
If your travel itinerary involves multiple Schengen countries, please provide a comprehensive and detailed plan, along with travel tickets for each leg of your journey.
In the event that your travel tickets have been purchased through a travel agency, it is necessary to submit a receipt, invoice, or payment confirmation as proof of payment.
Proof of Accommodation
To further support your visa application, you must provide evidence of your accommodation arrangements. This includes a confirmed reservation for a hotel, hostel, camping site, or any other type of accommodation. The reservation should clearly state your name, travel dates, and the address details of the accommodation.
If your name is not mentioned on the accommodation reservation, you must also provide a joint travel confirmation letter. This letter should be signed and dated by the person whose name is on the reservation. Additionally, you need to include a photocopy of that person’s passport or ID card, along with the passport signature page if the signature is not on the passport’s bio page.
In the case of group reservations, a list containing the names of all group members will be required. Alternatively, the names of the group members may also be mentioned on the travel ticket.
Please ensure that all the necessary documents are provided in a clear and organized manner to facilitate the processing of your visa application.
All-risk medical travel insurance, also known as travel insurance, is a requirement for individuals traveling to the Schengen Area. The insurance policy must be valid for the entire duration of the applicant’s stay and cover the complete territory of the Schengen Area. It is essential that the insurance provides a minimum coverage of 30,000 € for medical emergency and repatriation expenses.
Please be advised that all photocopies must be made on A4 paper. Additionally, we kindly request that you refrain from gluing the photo or stapling any of the documents.
In order to apply for a visa to Norway, it is mandatory for every applicant to submit a signed printout of the Schengen visa application form (VAF).
To successfully complete the application process, applicants are required to:
- Thoroughly fill out the online Application Form, following each step meticulously. If you are a new user, please register before proceeding.
- Make the necessary payment for the visa fee.
- Obtain printouts of the cover letter, visa application form, and payment receipt.
- Sign the printed visa application form.
- On the day of your appointment, ensure that you bring the cover letter, visa application form, and payment receipt.
We kindly request all applicants to adhere to these guidelines in order to facilitate a smooth and efficient visa application process.
To ensure a smooth and timely visa application process, we highly recommend applying well in advance of your travel plans. It is advisable to submit your Schengen visa application at least four weeks prior to your intended departure. If you choose to apply at our satellite centre in Edinburgh, please allow for additional processing time.
Please note that every applicant has the opportunity to submit their Schengen visa application up to six months before their planned travel date to the Schengen Area. However, it is important to keep in mind that the minimum processing time for a visa application is two weeks. Therefore, we urge applicants to leave ample time between their appointment date and travel date to allow for our Mission to process their application. It is important to understand that we cannot guarantee the exact return date of your visa application, as delays may occur.
To avoid any unnecessary delays, it is crucial that your visa application is complete and that all submitted documents meet our Mission’s requirements. Please refer to the “Documents Required” section for the specific visa category you are applying for.
Additionally, we would like to bring to your attention that during peak seasons such as Easter, summer holidays (July and August), and Christmas, appointment slots are quickly filled as our Mission processes a fixed number of visa applications on a daily basis. Therefore, we encourage applicants to plan accordingly and secure their appointments well in advance. You can find more information on scheduling an appointment on our website.
Lastly, please take into consideration that the visa application processing time may be extended due to closures and holidays observed by Mission. For a comprehensive list of public holidays and closures, please refer to the designated section on our website.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that all applicants adhere to the following guidelines:
- It is crucial for applicants to promptly schedule their appointment as soon as their travel plans are confirmed.
- It is imperative to ensure that all visa application documentation meets the specific requirements set forth by the Mission.
- Sufficient processing time should be allocated to accommodate the Mission’s procedures.
For applicants submitting their visa application at our satellite centre in Edinburgh, it is important to factor in an additional two days to the minimum processing time. This is due to the initial dispatch of the visa application to the London office, followed by its subsequent forwarding to the Mission in London on the following day.
Throughout the visa application process, the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents, as well as invite applicants for an interview. It is important to note that such requests may result in delays, for which applicants bear full responsibility.
To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.
Please forward the documents through email: email@example.com
A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.
After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.
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