ETIAS Norway permit for U.S. citizens
The United States will be part of the countries whose citizens must present an approved ETIAS permit before entering Norway. ETIAS permit can be obtained online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your ETIAS via e-mail once the application is approved. The ETIAS visa will allow U.S. citizens to enter Norway for tourism, work, transit, or for medical reasons, provided that the duration of the trip is no more than 90 days, and the permit will be valid for multiple trips made via air, sea, or land. Besides, minors and people over 70 years of age will be able to apply for this visa free of charge.
What is ETIAS Norway?
ETIAS permit will come into force in November 2023, as part of a program of the European Commission aimed at strengthening European borders and keeping a digital track on all people entering the European Schengen Area. This program was already approved in 2016, after the terrorist attacks that affected some European countries. During the last years, the creation of the ETIAS visa system has been made possible by the expansion and implementation of data sharing between European Union countries, allowing to connect the ETIAS applications with already existing databases from European authorities.
How does the ETIAS Norway visa work for U.S. citizens
From November 2023 U.S. citizens must have an ETIAS visa before embarking on a trip to Norway. If the trip has a duration longer than 90 days or has other purposes than those required for ETIAS visa, they will have to obtain a full visitor Schengen visa at the embassy or consulate of Norway, respecting the timing and requirements for the visa they are applying for. Once issued, the ETIAS visa will be valid for 3 years, and it will allow to travel multiple times in Norway and other Schengen Area countries, as long as each trip is shorter than 90 days. In order to get your approved ETIAS permit in time for your trip, it is recommended to apply for the permit at least 4 days before the departure. If ETIAS is denied, you can still apply for a full visitor Schengen visa at the embassy or consulate of Norway or present an appeal to the country that denied ETIAS.
ETIAS destinations for Americans
From November 2023 ETIAS visa will come into force for American citizens in order to travel to the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
At the moment, American citizens will not have to have ETIAS permit to enter Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, and Romania, since these are not Schengen countries yet. However, these countries may enter the Schengen Area in the future, so please keep updated with the requirements.
ETIAS Norway requirements for U.S. citizens and how to apply
To apply for the ETIAS permit, you have to be a U.S. citizen and hold a valid electronic passport issued by the United States of America. If you are not entitled to an U.S. passport, you will require a full visitor Schengen permit.
ETIAS visa application can be completed online, entering all necessary information by following the required steps, and making sure all the data is entered correctly. Once the application form is completed, you will also be required to pay a fee of 7 euros, applicable to all citizens aged between 18 and 70 years, using a credit or debit card. In general, most ETIAS are issued within few minutes, or at most in a few hours, and the approved visa will be sent via e-mail as a PDF file.
How much does ETIAS Norway visa cost for American citizens
At the end of the application procedure, all Americans between 18 and 70 years of age have to pay a 7 euros fee, using a credit or debit card. Americans under 18 and over 70 years of age can apply for the ETIAS visa free of charge.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway is a unitary sovereign state in Northern Europe, on the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The islands of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also a part of the Kingdom. Norway also claims part of Antarctica, known as Queen Maud Land.
There are dependent territories of Peter I Island in the Antarctic and Bouvet Island in the subArctic. Norway has a long coastline facing both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.
Norway shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Iceland, and Denmark. It is bordered by Sweden, Finland, and Russia.
Norway covers an area of 385,252 sq. km and has a population of over 5.3 million people. The major language is Norwegian, and the major religion is Christianity. The official currency is the Norwegian krone (NOK). The capital and largest city is Oslo.
The cities of Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim are showcases of Scandinavian flair for design.
- Oslo is the capital city and financial center.
- Trondheim has a long history of Christian pilgrimage.
- Bergen is the gateway to the fjords of Norway.
Norway is a top ranking country on the World Happiness Report, the Index of Public Integrity, The Democracy Index and the OECD Better Life Index.
Norway at a glance
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Languages: Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian
Area: 324,220 KM2
Currency: Krone (NOK)
Calling Code: +47
Travel in Norway
Norway is home to towering glaciers, crystal clear fjords, and immense natural beauty.
During the long, cold winter nights the Northern Lights brighten the sky in an unforgettable light show. During the summer the sun still shines at midnight giving a new meaning to ‘eternal summer nights.’
The cities of Norway are stunning examples of Scandinavian design. Norwegians are generally an active people, and their love of the outdoors is reflected in even their city life. Most parks and green spaces are utilized as hiking trails and jogging routes.
The real wonders of Norway are to be found in the great outdoors further afield. In the far North, one of the few places where polar bears can be seen in the wild is the glacier-covered peninsula of Svalbard. Here you can also enjoy wonderful skiing by day and the Northern Lights by night.
Norway’s northern fjord area is popular, with ferry trips arranged along Geirangerfjord. The snow-capped, pine-topped cliffs, lush forest land, and stunning waterfalls are strikingly beautiful.
There is a strong festival culture in Norway, with many popular festivals throughout the year:
- Musikkfest Oslo
- Musikkens Dag
The US and Norway
The U.S. and Norway enjoy a long and friendly relationship. They have worked closely on a range of important issues.
Norway is co-founder and strategic ally in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). It participates in and hosts NATO exercises and is a contributor to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.
Almost 5 million Americans claim Norwegian ancestry, which is almost equal to Norway’s population.
The U.S. and Norway both belong to the following organizations
- African Development Bank
- Arctic Council
- Asian Development Bank
- Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
- Inter-American Development Bank
- International Monetary Fund
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
- Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- United Nations
- World Bank
- World Trade Organization
Norway is also an observer to the Organization of American States.
There are direct flights to Oslo with a flight time of about seven and a half hours. There are numerous connecting flights throughout Europe. There are many large conference centers in the big cities, many of the larger hotels around the country have meeting and event facilities.
English is widely spoken, as are Danish and Swedish and to a lesser degree, French and German.
FAQ about ETIAS Norway visa
List of US diplomatic offices in Norway
The Embassy of USA in Oslo, Norway
Address: Morgedalsvegen 36 0378 Oslo Norway
Phone: (+47) 21 30 85 40
Facts: Rear Admiral Kenneth J. Braithwaite – Ambassador
The Embassy of Norway in Washington, USA
Address: 2720 34th Street N.W, Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: (202) 333-6000
Fax: (202) 469-3990
Consulate of Norway in New York, USA
Address: 825 Third Avenue, 38th Floor New York, N.Y. 10022-7584
Phone: +1 646 430 7500
Fax: +1 646 430 7599
Consulate of Norway in Houston, USA
Address: 3410 West Dallas street STE 100 Houston, TX 77019-3807
Phone: +1 713-620-4200
Fax: +1 713-620-4290
Consulate of Norway in San Francisco, USA
Address: 575 Market Street, suite 3950, San Francisco, CA-94105-5857
Phone: +1 (415) 882 2000
Fax: +1 (415) 882 2001