Nonimmigrant Visas

Visa Services Suspension:

On March 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9993 suspending entry for aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Zone during the 14-day period preceding their attempted entry to the United States.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and those holding valid immigrant visas on the effective date of the Proclamation are exempt.

Exceptions:

While routine visa services remain suspended, the Embassy continues to provide emergency and mission critical visa services to exempted applicants or those that qualify for exceptions granted by later proclamations.  Exceptions to the proclamations fall into the following categoriesstudents, investors, academics, public health professionals, government officials, crewmembers, family members of U.S. citizens and residents, those needing medical treatment, humanitarian exceptions, and others whose travel is in the U.S. national interest for economic or national security reasons.  While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times due to substantial backlogs.

For more information on these exceptions to the proclamations, see here

Rescheduling Your Appointment

If you are currently experiencing any symptoms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), or if you are subject to quarantine, you should reschedule your appointment to a later date. Please note that the Embassy follows CDC’s 14-day  “Stay-at-Home” recommendation. Do not come to the Embassy until 14 days have passed since your arrival in Norway. Arriving at the Embassy despite having symptoms or undergoing quarantine, will result in an immediate cancellation of your appointment. Please note that failure to disclose that you are currently under quarantine upon arrival at the Embassy may have a negative impact on your visa application.

Your appointment can easily be rescheduled via your profile on the visa service center website. This can be done free of charge, and your visa application fee is valid for in the country where it was paid. You may also contact our visa service center via telephone +47 23 96 05 55 or email support-Norway@ustraveldocs.com for assistance.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

E-mail

Call center

  • In Norway: 23 96 05 55 (8am-8pm, five days a week)
  • In the U.S.: +1 703-520-2568 (7am – 3pm EST, five days a week)

Mail

  • If you need to send documents by mail to the visa unit, it must be addressed to the mailing address:
    U.S. Embassy Oslo
    Visa Unit
    PO Box 4075 AMB
    0244 Oslo
  • Mail addressed to our visiting address will be returned to sender.

Security for Visitors

  • All visits to the Embassy require an appointment. Before you can schedule a U.S. visa appointment, you must complete the online visa application and pay the visa fee. To apply for a U.S. visa, pay the visa fee, and schedule a visa appointment, please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website.
  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before or after your scheduled appointment. Late arrivals will be rescheduled.
  • You must show valid photo identification.
  • Electronic equipment and removable media, hazardous items, liquids, and weapons are not permitted in the Embassy.
  • Baby strollers are permitted after a thorough search.
  • Visitors must empty their belongings into a 17x16x32 cm box for security purposes. Mobile phones and small items may be stored in the box during your visit. Laptops cannot be stored. Items which do not fit into this space must be stored off Embassy property.
  • Please bring only what you need with you for your appointment.

Tips for a smooth and comfortable Embassy visit

  • Dress for the weather, you may have to stand in line outside.
  • Please bring everything that you need to your appointment. Having all items that you need will eliminate the need to leave and re-enter the Embassy thus going through multiple security checks.
  • Please read the checklist on our Global Support Services (GSS) website for detailed information regarding required items for your appointment.

A-1, A-2 and G-1 through G-4 visas may be issued to diplomats and other government officials for official travel to the United States. Generally, the type of visa required by a diplomat or other government official depends upon their purpose of travel to the United States. There are very specific requirements which must be met by applicants in order to qualify for A, G or NATO visas under U.S. immigration law.

A, G and NATO visa applicants are exempt from paying non-immigrant visa fees.
For questions regarding official visas and/or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at: osloofficial@state.gov

Learn More about the A, G, and NATO Visas.

Effective December 30, 2019, the reciprocity schedule for Norway will be revised for certain nonimmigrant visa categories. Please see the travel.state.gov website for an overview of the new reciprocity fees for Norway.

U.S. law requires U.S. visa fees and validities to be based, insofar as practicable, on the treatment afforded to U.S. citizens.  As per Executive Order 13780 of March 2017, the Department of State was required to undertake a worldwide review of nonimmigrant visa reciprocity agreements and arrangements.  During that review, the Department of State noted discrepancies between Norway’s visa regime and that of the United States.  The United States was therefore required by law to reduce validity and increase fees of some categories to match Norway’s practices.

These changes in visa fees and validities afforded Norwegian citizens were further adjusted to take into account differences in the respective visa systems.

The reciprocity fee is charged in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee) and can be paid at the time of your appointment if the application is approved.  Norwegian citizens whose nonimmigrant visa application is denied will not be charged a reciprocity fee.

For more information, please see the Bureau of Consular Affairs website: travel.state.gov.