All applicants, including children and infants, are required to personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date.
For non-EU citizens who are unsure whether a Schengen visa is necessary for travel to the Schengen Area, please click on the “Do I need a visa?” link to find out.
Applicants who plan to visit and stay with family or friends who are legally residing in Norway must apply as Visitor Family/Friends.
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 under one of the following categories: Tourist (including minors), Visitor Family/Friends, Business, EEA/EU and Swiss national family member, or Airport Transit.
The following list of documents is not exhaustive, and the Mission may request additional information or documents from the applicant if necessary.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, not older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Applicants are required to bring and present their original documents, but they only need to submit photocopies unless specifically stated otherwise. Please refer to the required documents by clicking here.
Before gathering the necessary documents listed below, applicants are advised to review the requirements outlined in the Overview to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria for the chosen visa category.
Standard Documentation for Schengen Visa Application
Visa application form (original) – Please see here for the form.
Passport (original and photocopy)
The passport must be signed and have at least two blank pages for visa purposes. It must be valid for a minimum of 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area and must have been issued within the last 10 years from the day of departure from the Schengen Area.
An extended passport may still be valid, but if it is older than 10 years, it is no longer acceptable. In such cases, the applicant must first apply for a new passport.
Please ensure that all required documents are provided accurately and in accordance with the guidelines.
Please ensure that you include photocopies of any previous Schengen visas that were endorsed in your old passport and/or issued within the last three years, if applicable.
UK Residence permit.
Your UK Residence permit, whether it is endorsed in your passport or issued as a Biometrics card, must be valid for at least one month beyond the return date of your trip to the Schengen Area. If you possess a UK biometric card, kindly include a photocopy of both sides.
Furthermore, please include an original photograph.
In order to support your Schengen visa application, you will need to provide the following documentation:
- Proof of your current occupation:
– For employed individuals, an original employer letter is required. This letter should be recent (less than one month old), signed, and on official letterhead. It should be addressed to the Mission, include the name and position of the signee, and confirm your employment.
– For students, an original letter from your UK school/college/university is necessary. This letter should also be recent (less than one month old), signed or stamped, and addressed to the Mission. It should include the name and position of the signee and confirm your enrollment.
– For self-employed individuals, an original letter is required. This letter should be recent (less than one month old), signed, on official letterhead, and addressed to the Mission. It should include the name and position of the signee and confirm your self-employment. This letter can be obtained from either your accountant (if your company’s accountancy is done by an external/independent accountant), your solicitor (if your company has been registered by a solicitor), or Companies House (if you have received a Certificate of Incorporation upon registering your business).
If your name is not mentioned on the certificate, please provide additional proof demonstrating the connection between you and the company requirements for Visa Application:
- Marriage Certificate: If the original document is issued outside the EU and is not in English, it must be translated by a certified translator in the UK.
- Spouse/Registered Partner’s Passport: Please provide both the original and a copy of the passport.
- Spouse/Registered Partner’s Proof of Occupation: Submit proof of occupation as mentioned in B.1.a, b, or c.
- Spouse/Registered Partner’s Proof of Funds: Provide evidence of financial resources.
- Spouse/Registered Partner’s Cover Letter: Include a signed and dated cover letter confirming sponsorship.
Proof of Funds: Submit the latest three months’ UK current or savings account bank statements. The statements should display the applicant’s name, address, and an end balance dated within the last month of the visa application submission date. The balance should reflect a minimum amount of £50.00 per day of stay in the Schengen Area, along with outstanding accommodation and travel fees. Alternatively, online bank account printouts are also accepted.
Travellers’ Cheques: If applicable, provide travelers’ cheques covering the same amount as explained in point 6.
Proof of Travel: Include proof of travel arrangements, such as airplane, train, boat, coach, or hired car tickets.
Confirmed Return Travel Tickets: The tickets should mention the applicant’s name and travel dates to and from the Schengen Area.
Car Travel: If traveling by car, provide car registration, car insurance, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) mentioning the car’s registration number, and the driver’s driving licence. If the applicant is not the driver, a signed and dated cover letter from the driver confirming joint travel with the applicant and travel dates must also be provided.
Multiple Schengen Countries: If traveling through more than one Schengen country, please provide a detailed travel itinerary and travel tickets between
Please ensure that the accommodation reservation, whether it be for a hotel, hostel, camping site, or any other type of lodging, includes the applicant’s name, travel dates, and the address details of the accommodation. It is important to have this information clearly stated on the reservation.
In the event that the applicant’s name is not mentioned on the accommodation reservation, an additional joint travel confirmation letter is required. This letter must be signed and dated by the person whose name is on the reservation. Along with this letter, a photocopy of the same person’s passport or ID card, as well as the passport signature page (if the signature is not on the passport’s bio page), must be provided.
If the accommodation is reserved for a group, a list containing the names of all group members will also be necessary. Alternatively, the names of the group members can be mentioned on the travel ticket.
It is mandatory to have travel insurance that covers all risks, including medical expenses, for the entire duration of the applicant’s stay in the Schengen Area. The insurance must be valid throughout the complete territory of the Schengen Area and must provide a minimum coverage of €30,000 for medical emergency and repatriation expenses.
Please note that all photocopies should be made on A4 paper.
Additionally, please refrain from gluing photos or stapling any documents.
We kindly request your compliance with these requirements to ensure a smooth and efficient visa application process.
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: no 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, 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 hassle-free travel experience, we highly recommend applying for your Schengen visa well in advance. It is advisable to submit your application at least 4 weeks prior to your departure date. If you are applying at our satellite centre in Edinburgh, please allow for additional processing time.
You have the flexibility to submit your Schengen visa application up to 6 months before your intended travel date to the Schengen Area. However, please note that the minimum processing time for visa applications is 2 weeks. Therefore, it is crucial to plan accordingly and allow sufficient time between your appointment date and travel date for our Mission to process your application. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the exact return date of your visa application, as unforeseen delays may occur.
To avoid any unnecessary delays in the visa application process, it is of utmost importance that your application is complete and all required documents are submitted in accordance with our Mission’s requirements. For a detailed list of the documents required for different visa categories, please refer to our website.
During peak seasons such as Easter, summer holidays (July and August), and Christmas, appointment slots are in high demand and fill up quickly. Our Mission processes a fixed number of visa applications on a daily basis, so it is crucial to book your appointment as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.
In conclusion, we strongly advise all applicants to:
– Book their appointment as soon as their travel plans are confirmed.
– Ensure that all documentation in their visa application meets our Mission’s requirements.
– Allow sufficient processing time for our Mission to review and process their application.
By following these guidelines, you can ensure a smooth and timely processing of your Schengen visa application.
Applicants who submit their visa applications at our satellite center in Edinburgh should take into account an additional two days to the minimum processing time.
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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