Entry visa requirements
Working fewer than 90 days?
The Free Trade Agreement between the UK and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein came into effect on 1 December 2021. 'British artists, performers and entertainers will now be able to tour and perform for up to 90 days every six months without needing a permit'.
However, Norway has up to 1 year to implement this agreement and so we believe that the 14-day restriction still applies. Rehearsal time is not counted in the 14 days, but will count to the overall 90-day in 180 day Schengen rules.
The police must be notified in writing before arrival in Norway. This can be done via email to the relevant Police District.
Working for more than 90 days?
You must have received an offer of full-time employment (for musicians and dance band 21 hours per week is sufficient).
For the self-employed you must have entered into a contract to carry out an assignment for business in Norway.
The job offer must be for a specific, continuous period of time.
Musicians and their accompanying staff must have at least NOK 253, 378 per year, pre-tax (approx. £21,710)
NOK 6300 (£540)
The information provided in this guide is for your reference only and does not constitute legal or immigration advice. The ISM recommends that if you have any doubts about your eligibility to enter any country, you contact a suitably qualified migration expert for each individual country in good time prior to intended arrival.