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China’s Visa-Free Transit Policy to Include Norwegians

According to the official announcement of the Chinese National Immigration Administration on 17 November, China has expanded its visa-free transit policy to include citizens from Norway for a 72/144-hour stay.

Currently, a 72-hour visa-free transit policy is applied in the cities of Changsha, Harbin and Guilin, while international travelers are allowed to transit in 20 cities, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jieyang, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Xiamen, Wuhan and Kunming, up to 144 hours visa-free. Norwegian citizens holding valid international travel documents will be able to enjoy a 72/144-hour stay in the above-mentioned cities without a visa, provided they hold an connecting ticket with the confirmed departure date and seat number leaving for a third country or region within the time limit. During the stay, they are allowed to engage in short-term activities such as travel and business visits.

The visa-free transit policy will further promote people-to-people exchange and cooperation between our two countries. The Chinese Embassy in Norway will, as always, provide convenience and assistance for visa applications to China. Please log on to the official website of the National Immigration Administration for more details.


As of 16 September 2019, all applicants residing in Norway holding ordinary passports applying for Chinese visas are kindly requested to apply at the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre:

  • Address: Sørkedalsveien 10 D, 2nd Floor, NO-0369 Oslo

  • Phone: +47-22463003

  • Email:

  • Website:

  • Opening Hours: Monday-Friday (Except for notified holidays)

  • Application/ Payment: 09.00 – 15.00 hrs.

  • Collection: 09.00 – 16.00 hrs.

Service Fee for Chinese visa Application Service Centre


Notice of Reduction in Visa Fees (2023-12-08)

For the convenience of personnel exchanges between China and foreign countries, from December 11, 2023, to December 31, 2024, the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Norway will reduce the visa fees for travel to China. The revised visa fee, please check:


For visa application submitted before December 11,  2023, the original fees will apply.

Consular document inquiries can be made to the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Norway at phone number: 0047-94069628 (Monday to Friday, 09:30-11:30, 14:30-16:30, excluding public holidays in China). Email address:

Please note that holders of diplomatic, service or special passports or those applying for diplomatic, service or courtesy visas are requested to apply directly at the Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy


Address: Holmenveien 5, NO-0374 Oslo

Opening Hours:09.00 – 11.30 hrs., workdays


The Consular Section of the Embassy will continue to handle applications for notarisation, legalisation, Chinese passports and travel documents.

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