According to Directive 38/2004, Article 6, Paragraph 1 an EU citizens can stay for a period of up to 3 months in any EU member state, as long as one holds a valid travel document (Passport, ID Card). Despite not being an EU member state, the Directive applies in Norway by virtue of Decision 158/2007 of the EEA Joint Committee.
Thereby, holders of valid Norwegian passports do not require a Visa to travel to Greece and can remain for a maximum of 3 months without interruption, as long as the passport/ID Card is valid up to the day they depart from Greece. In order to remain for a period of more than 3 months, a Norwegian citizen must apply for a registration certificate.
Third country nationals traveling with Norwegian Residence Permit
Third country nationals with Canadian Visa for Norwegian Citizens residence permit (Oppholdstillatesle) are allowed to travel in the Schengen Area for 90 days within a period of 180 days without a visa, under the following conditions:
1. They hold a valid travel document the validity of which shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States and it shall have been issued within the previous 10 years;
2. They justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, and they have sufficient means of subsistence;
3. They are not considered to be a threat to public policy, internal security, public health or the international relations of any of the Member States.
Third country nationals requiring (Schengen) Visa (See Annex I of Regulation 539/2001/EC)
Minors requiring Visa, must be accompanied by both parents/ legal guardians. If only one parent/legal guardian is present, the written consent of the other is necessary. The authenticity of the signature of this parent should be validated. Other documents required are: the original full birth certificate (Fødselsdag Attest) of the child, and parents’/guardians’ passports (originals and photocopies as well).
Therefore, the waiting period will be longer. You should also take into consideration that the issuance of visas for applications received by post require more time.
Medical Travel Insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the applicant’s intended stay or transit within the validity of the visa, i.e. the insurance shall only cover the period of effective stay, and not the validity of the Canadian Visa for Mexican Citizens. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30,000.
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National long- stay visa (type D): € 180 (Gratis in case of bilateral treaties providing so).
National long- stay visa (type D) for students: € 90 (Gratis in case of bilateral treaties providing so).
DIPLOMATIC / SERVICE PASSPORTS: Gratis on condition of reciprocity
Non exhaustive list of supporting documents for a Schengen visa:
• Filled in and signed application form. Members of family included in the applicant’s travel document shall submit a separate application.
• Travel medical insurance: Applicants shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise during their stay (s) in the territory of the Member States. THE MINIMUM COVERAGE SHALL BE EUR 30.000. In order to prove that, the applicants have to submit the TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE INSURANCE.
• Supporting documents that clearly provide evidence of the following:
1. Purpose of the intended journey (i.e. confirmation of flight/ferry bookings etc)
2. Proof of accommodation (hotel bookings, original invitation letter dully signed by the host, whose signature needs to be verified. residence permit; proof of residence (property title deeds, rental agreements etc, proof of income).
A Schengen visa allows its holder to travel freely within the Schengen area.
Citizens of Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYROM and Montenegro holding biometric passports are exempt from visa requirements.
They may visit the Consular Office, working days Monday to Thursday 10.00-13.00, except for public holidays.
Advisory information to all foreign citizens intending to enter Greece, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website – “SERVICES – VISAS”
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