How to Get Jan Mayen Tourist Visit Visa from London

Jan Mayen is a volcanic island located to the west of Norway close to Iceland and Greenland. The mountainous terrain has an active volcano and is partially covered by glaciers. This makes for incredible views and visitors from the United Kingdom can take in the breathtaking beauty either from ship or on land. Britons do not need separate permission to enter the island because it is a part of Norway. Currently the island is used for fishing, radio and other communications. Tourists from London and the rest of the United Kingdom should be ready for a tough trip because the island has no ports and a unpaved airstrip. For those who wish to visit Mayen from London, here is step by step guide to it.

Visit: Royal Norwegian Embassy


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    British Citizens

    British citizens do not need a visa to enter Norway or Jan Mayen island. However, they will need a valid passport with at least six months before it expires.

    Non British Citizens

    The following countries do not require a visa to enter into Norway:

    EU members, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan (Republic of China), United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, additionally persons holding British National (Overseas), Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR.

    If you are not a passport holder of any of these countries you will need to apply for a visa from the Norwegian embassy.

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    Visa Requirements

    In order to lodge an application to the embassy you will need the following supporting documents:

    a) Valid Passport with a minimum of six months before expiration.
    b) 1 color photograph
    c) Evidence of occupation is required. This can be letter from your employer with contact information.
    d) Health insurance.
    f) Itinerary of travel plus hotel reservation. This can also be an invitation from someone you are staying with.

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    Submitting application

    In order to submit your application you will first need to fill out the application on line. The embassy does not accept walk in or mailed applications. Go here to create a login and fill out the application.

    You will also be asked to pay for the application online, so make sure that you have a credit card ready. Once the process is complete, you will be able to book a appointment at the embassy to go and deliver your documents online. You will receive a letter in your email that needs to be printed and signed and brought to the embassy with you.

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    Processing times and fees

    The embassy recommends that you apply at least a couple of weeks before you need to travel. However, common processing times are from 3 to 10 days. The fee for the application is 60 euro.

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    Receiving your visa

    When you submit your documents you can provide a self addressed, pre-paid and non-dated special delivery envelope which will be used to return your documents.

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    Document Checklist

    a) Passport
    b) photograph
    c) Letter from your employer
    d) Health insurance
    e) Itinerary and hotel reservation
    f) Print out of receipt from online application

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    Prohibited items

    Norway is an open society but items like drugs, firearms and other illegal or banned items are not allowed. Check with the embassy about transporting pets, animals and live plants.

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