Norway

Sent: 27. september 2016 15:56
To: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra <emb.canberra@mfa.no>
Subject: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Norway

 

Hello

Can you please confirm if this bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Norway that is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.

Re: 

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 16

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS CANBERRA

 

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Norway on Visas and Visa Fees

 

If so, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.

 

Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.

 

Thank you

 

Kind regards 

 

 

On 27 Sep 2016, at 4:45 PM, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra <emb.canberra@mfa.no> wrote:

Hello Tanja,

 

We confirm that there is a bilateral agreement between Norway and Australia allowing Australian citizens and passport holders to stay for up to 90 days visa free in Norway in addition to any days spent in a non-Nordic Schengen country.

 

Kind regards,

First Secretary

Royal Norwegian Embassy Canberra
17 Hunter Street, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia

Office: +61 2 6270 5700

Direct: +61 2 6270 5705


Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 5:41 PM
To: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra
Subject: Re: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Norway

Dear
Does this mean you can do 90 days non Nordic Schengen countries as part of the 90 days out of 180 days,
say 1st Jan 2017 to 31st March 2017.
Then do additional 90 days in Nordic countries under the visa waiver agreement
say 1st April 2017 to 30th June 2017.
Please confirm list Nordic countries… (are they Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark) .
Then can you return to Schengen for another 90 out of 180 days
or do you need to exit Schengen for a period, and if so how long.?
Also, can this visa waiver agreement be exercised more than once by an individual?
Kind regards
From: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra <emb.canberra@mfa.no>
Sent: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 9:06 AM
Subject: RE: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Norway

Hello

 

That is correct. But you must count days. If  you only look at the dates, it is very easy to suddenly overstay which is illegal.

 

Iceland is also a Nordic country.

 

The following Schengen countries have bilateral agreements: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Do you want to return to one of these countries after your stay in Norway, you must raise the question with the country’s embassy in Canberra.

 

Normally, without a bilateral agreement, you must be out of Schengen for 3 months before allowed in again. How this affects the agreement we do not know.

 

Please raise your questions to these embassies or contact the Norwegian Immigration through their website www.udi.no

 

Kind regards,

 

First Secretary

Royal Norwegian Embassy Canberra
17 Hunter Street, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia

Office: +61 2 6270 5700

Direct: +61 2 6270 5705

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