In order to apply for the Norway Business VISA, you must apply for the Schengen Business VISA, since Norway is one of the Schengen Countries.
The holder of the Schengen Business VISA is not required to have the citizenship of the designated Country, in order to follow their Business agenda yet it such an authorization has its limitations as well.
Norway Business VISA
You must compile all the following documents and get them ready, if you want to apply for the Norway Business VISA.
- VISA application form. Fully completed and signed.
- Two recently taken photos must be attached. Both photos must be taken within the last three months, according to the Schengen VISA photo requirements.
- A valid passport. It should valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Schengen area. Older passports with VISAs on them (if you have any).
- Round trip reservation or itinerary; It must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from the Schengen area. You can use the VISA consultation services like this one. These guys can handle most of your Business VISA mandatory requirements such as flight itineraries, Hotel reservations along with free consultation over email.
- Travel insurance Policy; A document that proves you have Travel Health Insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
- Proof of Accommodation; A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Schengen. This could be a hotel booking, a rental agreement, or a letter of invitation from a host at whose house you will be staying.
- Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially during your Business trip in Europe. This can be one of the following:
- Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
- Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to the Schengen. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
- A combination of your bank account statement and a letter of sponsorship.
- Proof of paid VISA fee.
- Cover letter. Explaining the purpose of the visit to the Schengen Country.
- A short profile of the applicants working place.
- Letter from Employer; Describing the purpose of the travel, as well as the itinerary of the days spent within the Schengen zone.
- Invitation letter; Written by the partner Company in the Schengen zone, faxed also to the corresponding Consulate. This letter has to appear as an invitation to attend meetings or other relevant events matching trade, industry or work.
- Proof of financial means; It must be stated either in the Employer’s letter or the partner Company’s invitation, that one of both parties will be covering the applicant’s travel expenses during his/her stay in the Schengen Zone.
- If there were previous trade relations between the two Companies, then provide proof of such an event.
- For Employees:
- Employment contract.
- Current bank statement of the latest 6 months.
- Leave permission from the employer.
- Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary.
- For the self-employed:
- A copy of your business license.
- Company bank statement of the latest 6 months.
- Income Tax Return (ITR).
Norway VISA for Business Purposes:
- Invitation letter from the Norwegian Company you will be visiting and their detailed address accompanied with the dates of your visit.
- A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your Business travel.
- If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided
- Business Bank statement of the latest 6 months.
- Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint stock companies) Trade License (first issued and present renewal), Proprietorship/Partnership documents.
- Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation.
Follow the steps below in order to apply;
- Check if your Country needs a VISA to enter into any Schengen Country.
- Check at which Embassy/Consulate you need to apply. In order to file your Business VISA application at the right place, you will need to know which Country should issue you a Business VISA (if you are planning to visit more than one Schengen state). Then you need to check, what body of that particular Country handles VISA applications or whether it has outsourced VISA submission to another party.
- Schedule an appointment at the Embassy/Consulate/VISA center.
- Attend the VISA interview. Take all of the required documents for Business VISA with you.
- Pay VISA fees.
- Wait for a response. In the meantime, the Embassy will process your VISA, which will go through EU security systems as VISA Information System and Schengen Information System.
Other Things To Note
- The earliest time to apply for the Norway Business VISA, is three months before your planned trip, and the latest is at most 15 working days before you intend to travel to Europe, for Business purposes.
- The Norway Business VISA is commonly valid for stays no more than 90 days. If you will be traveling a lot and not only in one Schengen Country, it is recommendable to fill in the “multiple entry” gap in the application form. This way you will be able to enter and leave Schengen Zone as you please for the amount of time allowed on your VISA issued.