181K with a tourist visa to Norway last year

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181K with a tourist visa to Norway last year – 42% are Chinese

A total of 181,000 people from 90 different countries received a tourist visa to Norway last year. 42 percent came from China, 12 percent from Russia, and 11.5 percent from India.


94 per cent of all applicants received a visitor’s visa. About half of the applicants from countries in Africa and the Middle East had their applications rejected, figures from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) reveal. The figures were published on Friday.

Applicants from Russia and China receive approval in 99 percent of the cases.

Norway and China signed an agreement in 2004 which, for the first time, made it possible for Chinese tourists to obtain a visa for entry to Norway and vice versa.

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3 Comments on "181K with a tourist visa to Norway last year"

  1. Family immigration visa prossing time for people working on workpermit (IT) has been increased to 4 months +. This was earlier same as workpermit decision time around 2-3 weeks. Unfortunaltely it is keeping families seperate. Many are suffering. While i got to know tourist visa are coming earlier.

  2. Where should I pick forms for norway tourist visa

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