Third country citizens

Rules and regulations for third country nationals who have a residence permit in, or travel through, Croatia, and would like to visit, live, work or study in Norway.

  • Note that the Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb process visa applications from third nationals who would like to visit Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland.
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Visit and holiday

Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland
are included in the Schengen Area. Foreign nationals who have a residence permit in, or are traveling through, Croatia may need a Schengen visa to enter Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Iceland from Croatia. The countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter one of its member countries are listed on this website.  

If you apply for a visa at the Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb, be aware that it is a requirement that you register your application in the Directorate of Immigration’s online application portal. Here, you must also pay the application fee and book an appointment for submitting additional documentation at embassy.

You must arrive at the embassy with all your documents at the agreed time. If you don’t have everything with you, you might have to book a new appointment for submitting your application and the documents. Incomplete applications could be rejected. The embassy will notify you once your application has been processed.

Please note that some visa application require longer processing time depending on case and nationality of the applicant. For more information please visit this website.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)  is responsible for visas and residence permits and provide information on applications of this kind.

For more information on Schengen, click here

Work in Norway 


If you wish to come to Norway to work, you need a residence permit. You must normally have found a job first. What residence permit you should apply for depends on your competence and the type of work you will be doing in Norway.

If you apply for a residence permit at the Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb, be aware that it is a requirement that you register your application in the Directorate of Immigration’s online application portal. Here, you must also pay the application fee and book an appointment for submitting additional documentation at embassy.

You must arrive at the embassy with all your documents at the agreed time. If you don’t have everything with you, you might have to book a new appointment for submitting your application and the documents. Incomplete applications could be rejected. The embassy will notify you once your application has been processed.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) provide updated information about the oppotunities to work in Noway for nationals from outside EU/EEA.

More information from the embassy about work in Norway.
Study in Norway 


If you wish to study or go to school in Norway for more than three months, you must apply for a study permit. If you are granted a study permit, you will also be able to work for up to 20 hours a week while you are studying and full-time during holidays.


The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

More information from the embassy about studies in Norway.

Family members of EU/EEA citizens


If you have a family member who has registered as an EU/EEA national in Norway, you can also register. You must live together in Norway and your family member must be able to support you.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

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