Family Members (spouses, children under the age of 18 and dependent ascendants) of EU / EEA / Swiss citizens who are exercising their right to free movement are covered under Directive 2004/38/EC. For these applicants, the Visa Procedure is slightly different.
In order to qualify for this procedure, the applicant must either accompany or join the EU / EEA / Swiss citizen, and the EU / EEA / Swiss citizen must be exercising their right to free movement.
Example 1: An applicant who is married to a Norwegian citizen who is accompanying or joining the spouse in Norway is not covered by this Directive.
Example 2: An applicant who is married to a Norwegian Citizen residing in France who is joining the spouse in France is covered by this Directive.
Applicants that are covered by this Directive will get priority and will not be charged a fee (the fee paid on the Application Portal will be refunded electronically when the applicant submits proof that he / she is covered by the Directive).
Documents that must be submitted with the application:
Applications must be registered on the Application Portal and supporting documents submitted at the Embassy at the applicant’s booked appointment time.
Documents that should be submitted with the application are:
One passport size picture with white background and not older than 6 months (please attach photo on the Cover Letter using adhesive tape or glue, not staples). The Cover Letter may be printed from the Application Portal after finishing the payment and booking. It is also sent to the registered e-mail address after completing the booking.
Original passport (valid for at least 3 months after departure from Schengen)
Proof of Relationship with the EU / EEA / Swiss Citizen
E.G. Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate (showing both parent’s names), etc.
Proof that the applicant joins or accompanies an EU / EEA / Swiss Citizen