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Visa for Norway (coming from EU)

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1. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

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Because I have a job interview with a Norwegian company, I am now travelling to Oslo on Monday. I don't expect any difficulty as I am a EU citizen and from a Shengen country. But just to be 100% sure: is there anything more than a valid ID that I need to bring? Maybe I need to buy a sort of tourist visa at the airport upon arrival??

Also, just in case I'd get the job (let's keep fingers crossed), do I need to apply for a special visa to move to Norway, or can I do it without any problem because I am from a country which is also in the Shengen agreement?

Last question: I am on medication and need to bring this of course. Do I need any special note from a doctor, or would I have no problem when declaring the medication is subscribed by my regular doctor (which is true, it's not a drug for joy or so, it's just necessary medication subscribed by my GP)

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Norway is a member of the Schengen agreement through the Scandinavian passport union. You only need a valid ID-card or a passport to travel to Norway. No visa is necessary for you. Your meds should also cause no problem. If you want to play it safe, carry the prescription in your hand luggage, maybe with a simple written translation.

Norway is not part of the EU, but is associated with the EU through the Eropean Free Trade Agreement (EFTA). Yet you will have no problems, as the association means that people from EFTA member states can work in the EU like EU citizens and vice versa. Just take care of formalities like social security and registering your stay once you have the job. If your employer really wants you, they will help you with the formalities.

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 8, 2006 7:32 AM by t_maia ]

3. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Norway, may not be in the EU, but no visa is required. You will need your passport to travel though.
As they are not in the EU, grab yourself duty free's. Booze and fags are very expensive (about 30-40% more than the UK price).
You medication shouldn't be a problem.
Remember the tax you'll be paying will be more than the equivelant within the UK. Car tax/insurance and toll roads can be costly.
Great country, fantastic people.
Good luck with the interview.

4. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

Don't have a real passport, but a 100% valid European Union ID. So that should do then?

Leaving tomorrow, looking forward to it!!

5. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting Gerrit_BE

Don't have a real passport, but a 100% valid European Union ID. So that should do then?

I'm not sure, i've never actually seen a UK EU ID card (we don't have them)so unsure on the validity for Norway.

Take something warm by the way.

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 8, 2006 1:37 PM by Jase007 ]

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

Yes, EU id card is fine.

Good luck