All applicants, including children and infants, must personally submit their Schengen visa applications on their scheduled appointment date.
Family members of EEA/EU and Swiss nationals are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa as a family member of an EEA/EU or Swiss national. This means they are required to submit fewer documents compared to regular tourists and are exempt from paying the applicable visa fee. However, this privilege only applies when they are traveling together with their EEA/EU or Swiss national family member. The following family members are included:
– Parents (only if they are cohabitating with and financially dependent on an adult child; parents cannot apply as dependents of a minor)
– Children (only if they are minors, i.e., under the age of 18, and dependent on a parent who is an EU/EEA or Swiss national)
Any applicant who is traveling without their EEA/EU or Swiss national family member cannot apply as a family member and must instead apply as a tourist. This means they will need to provide all the required documents and pay the applicable visa fee.
Starting from January 1, 2021, the residence card issued by the UK specifically for EEA/EU family members residing in the UK does not grant visa-free entry. Therefore, visitors holding this card should apply for an entry visa before traveling to Norway.
We kindly request all applicants to adhere to these guidelines and ensure a smooth visa application process. If you have any further questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
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The following list of documents is not exhaustive, and the applicant may be requested to provide additional information or documents if deemed necessary by the Mission.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, not older than one month, and must be submitted for every Schengen visa application.
Applicants are required to bring and present their original documents, but only need to submit photocopies, unless otherwise specified in the requirements.
For applicants who are minors, please refer to the specific requirements provided here.
Standard Documentation for Schengen Visa Application:
- Printed Visa application form (original) – Schengen Visa Application Form.
- Payment receipt – In addition to the cover letter, a payment receipt must be obtained, printed, and submitted.
- Passport (original and photocopy)
In order to travel to the Schengen Area, it is essential to have a signed passport with a validity of at least 90 days beyond the return date of your trip. Additionally, the passport must have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of departure from the Schengen Area. It is important to note that while an extended passport may still be valid, if it is older than 10 years, it will not be accepted. In such cases, the applicant must first apply for a new passport.
If you have previously obtained Schengen visas that were endorsed in an old passport or issued within the last 3 years, it is advisable to provide photocopies of these visas, if applicable.
Furthermore, it is necessary to possess a valid UK Residence permit, both the original and a photocopy. This permit should either be endorsed in your passport or issued as a Biometrics card. It is crucial for the UK Residence permit to be valid for at least 1 month beyond the return date of your trip to the Schengen Area. If you hold a UK biometric card, please provide photocopies of both sides of the card.
Ensuring that you have all the required documents in order will facilitate a smooth and hassle-free travel experience to the Schengen Area.
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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
In order to support your Schengen visa application, please ensure that you have the following documents:
- 1. EEA/EU and Swiss national’s passport or ID card (original and photocopy)
- Proof of relation to EEA/EU and Swiss national: marriage/birth certificate (original and photocopy). If these documents are not in English or Norwegian, a certified translation by a translator in the UK is required.
- Proof of joint travel
- Confirmed return travel tickets: These should mention the names of both the applicant and their EU or EEA national family member, as well as the travel dates to and from the Schengen Area.
- If you are traveling by car, please provide the following additional documents: car registration, car insurance, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) mentioning the car’s registration number and driver’s driving license. If the applicant is not the driver, a cover letter from the driver (signed and dated) confirming joint travel with the applicant and travel dates must also be provided.
- If travel tickets have been paid through a travel agency, please include a receipt, invoice, or payment confirmation.
Please note: All photocopies must be made on A4 paper. Additionally, please refrain from gluing the photo or stapling any of the documents.
We hope this information assists you in preparing your Schengen visa application. Should you have any further questions or require clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please submit one current color portrait of yourself that is no older than six months that satisfies the conditions listed below:
- Captured on a light background (white or off-white) to make features stand out and contrast with the background.
- Face-focused and of high clarity
- Full face: not grinning, no sunglasses, no hats or other head coverings, unless the applicant is wearing them due to his or her ethnicity or religion.
- Printed from a camera print on standard photographic paper.
- The photo that is adhered to the visa application form
The visa application will be deemed incomplete if the submitted photos don’t fulfill these specifications (see examples here), and the applicant will be asked to take fresh pictures in the photo booth at the visa application center.
In order to apply for a visa to Norway, every applicant is required to provide a signed printout of the Schengen visa application form (VAF).
Applicants must follow these steps:
- Complete the online Application Form, following the step-by-step process. If you are a new user, please register first.
- Pay the applicable visa fee.
- Print out the cover letter, visa application form, and payment receipt.
- Sign the printed visa application form.
- On the day of your appointment, bring the cover letter, visa application form, and payment receipt.
We kindly request that all applicants adhere to these instructions to ensure a smooth and efficient visa application process.
Applicants are advised to submit their Schengen visa application up to six months prior to their intended travel date to the Schengen Area. To ensure a smooth process, we recommend applying at least four weeks before departure. Please allow for additional processing time if applying at our satellite center in Edinburgh.
The minimum processing time for a visa application is two weeks. Therefore, it is crucial for applicants to allocate sufficient time between their appointment date and travel date for the Mission to process their application. Please note that delays may occur, and we cannot guarantee the exact return date of the visa application.
To avoid any delays, it is of utmost importance that the visa application is complete and all submitted documents meet the Mission’s requirements (please refer to the “Documents Required” section for different visa categories).
Applicants should also be aware that during peak seasons such as Easter, summer holidays (July and August), and Christmas, appointment slots are quickly filled as the Mission processes a fixed number of visa applications daily.
Furthermore, applicants need to consider that closures and holidays of Mission (please refer to the “Public Holidays/Closures” section) may extend the processing time of visa applications.
We strive to provide a seamless and efficient visa application process. By adhering to these guidelines and planning ahead, applicants can ensure a smoother experience.
Therefore, we highly recommends that all applicants take the following steps to ensure a smooth and efficient visa application process:
- Promptly schedule an appointment as soon as travel plans are confirmed. This will help avoid any last-minute rush and ensure ample time for the necessary preparations.
- Thoroughly review and double-check all documentation to ensure it meets the specific requirements set forth by the Mission. This attention to detail will greatly increase the chances of a successful application.
- Allow for sufficient processing time, taking into account any potential delays that may arise during the application process. It is crucial to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary stress or complications.
For applicants submitting their visa application at our satellite centre in Edinburgh, it is important to note that an additional two days should be factored into the minimum processing time. This is due to the initial dispatch of the application to London office, followed by its subsequent forwarding to the Mission in London the following day.
It is important to understand that the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents, as well as conduct interviews as part of the visa application process. These requests may cause delays, and it is the responsibility of the applicants to comply and provide the necessary information promptly.
By following these recommendations and being proactive in the visa application process, applicants can ensure a smoother and more efficient experience. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
You may access and download all the relevant forms from this location.
Sample Visa Form Word: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.docx
Sample Visa Form PDF: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.pdf
Online Schengen Visa Application Form
Checklist: schengen_visa_list_eu SPOUSE.pdf
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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