Visa for Norway: Norway is a famous destination for Pakistani visitors, due to its beautiful and colorful culture, which attracts tourists from all over the world. You can apply for a Schengen visa (i.e. short-term visa) for a stay not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period. The Schengen visa is valid for 26 countries, which means you can freely travel between any of the Schengen state countries once you enter any Schengen country.
The 26 Schengen countries are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
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Visa for Norway
If you are visiting Norway on a visit visa or business visa in 2021, and looking forward to getting information about the Norway visa requirements and application process, Norway visa fees, documents requirements, and processing time then you are at the right place. The whole process is given below.
Required Documents for Visa for Norway
You will need to submit the following documents along with your Student Residence Permit Application.
-A complete application form. Receipt of paid application fee (NOK 5,300, around PKR 99,000). A valid passport.
-Evidence of acceptance to a Norwegian college or university.
-Evidence of sufficient funds to cover your expenses for at least the first year of study (which will be deposited to an account established by your institution and will be returned to the student after their arrival in Norway, which is NOK 89,000, approximately PKR1,650,000).
-Evidence that you will return back from Norway after completion of your studies (in a form of a return ticket).
-Evidence that you have a place to live.
-Complete and signed the UDI document checklist, which you have to print and attach along with other documents.
Processing time for Student Residence Permit varies accordingly but usually takes around 2 to 3 months. That’s why it is preferred to apply as soon as possible as you get an acceptance application by a Norwegian college or university.
You’ll then obtain a Residence Card, which will be issued by the Norwegian Police Department, which is legal proof that you are legally allowed to live in Norway as a Student. You have to visit the nearest local police within 7 days of your arrival in Norway. The Residence Card will be posted to your residence within 10-15 working days.
What Student Residence Permit allows you to do?
As you obtain your Student Residence Permit, you also get a permit to work part-time in addition to your studies (20 hours a week), and you can work full time during holidays. You can renew your Student Residence Permit at least 3 months before it expires, providing sufficient funds to cover your expenses and as well as satisfactory study progress in Norway (your study progress report issued from your institution). You can apply for a full-time work permit for a limited period of time if the work is relevant or related to your studies.
After completing your studies you are eligible to apply for a residence permit for up to 6 months in addition, to seeking employment as a skilled worker in Norway, proving you are qualified enough to be categorized as a skilled worker. You must also meet the requirements to be able to financially support yourself (and your family), and have a permanent and solid job offer.