Although women are attracted to men from Norway traditionally, but to marry a Norwegian officially is not easy. And this is connected with the fact that to get married in Norway means to collect a bunch of documents to apply for a visa at the consulate and wait for six months. The groom can get bored. No one knows what the consulate may decide.
Fortunately, there are other ways to make acquaintance with the Norwegians, which are more efficient. In many municipalities (regions in Russian), they register marriage without a fiancée visa. In this case, you must provide a birth certificate, translated and apostilled, and a paper from the registrar that you are not married at the moment, and nothing prevents you from marrying. Until recently, such a statement was given at the consulate in Oslo, now it has to be taken only in Russia.
It is necessary to have a private invitation and to receive a tourist visa, and then you can get the paper. The thing is that the REGISTRY OFFICE puts a stamp in the international passport, and the consulate never will give a tourist visa to the person with such a mark in the passport.
The second way how to marry the Norwegian is to register marriage in a church. The church in Norway isn’t separated from the state and consequently, it is possible to marry in such a way: church registration is absolutely lawful. The priest looks through the documents including the reference from the REGISTRY OFFICE, but he can not quibble over apostille. Each case is strictly individual. I know cases when marriage was registered even without the reference, the bride was pregnant.
The third way to marry is to register marriage in Russia. The grooms will need to collect a lot of references and to translate them into Russian. The apostille is also necessary. However, unlike Russia, an apostille can be done for 15 minutes and it is free of charge. By the way, you’d better not change the surname in marriage. Otherwise, you’ll have to change it Russian and international passports. They don’t put a mark about residence permit in the passport if the surname in the passport and the surname registered in Norway don’t coincide. Without the mark, you won’t be able to enter any Schengen country without a visa, you will be considered a Russian citizen.
After a successful acquaintance to Norwegians and marriage registration in Russia, it is necessary to apply for family reunion. It will take as much time as the issuance of fiancée visa. The only advantage is that the woman continues to live in her homeland, in a habitual situation, with her children, it is not necessary to be dismissed. But there is a fat minus, the husband that will leave back, and the woman can’t even visit him until the consulate makes a decision. Unless he will come to her or in other country to meet her.
Besides, to get acquainted with the Norwegian and marry him means that after your arrival to Norway it will be necessary to go to police and receive residence permit, and then your personal number. Everyone who lives in Norway has such a number. Everything is adhered to it, taxes, medical services, training courses.
Only after collecting all the documents, it is possible to begin registration of the child. The child can’t arrive together with mother unless the marriage was registered in Russia, and mother obtained permit for family reunion. In this case, visa is also issued for a child. In all other cases, mother requests permissions to take the child with her from Foreign department of Norway (UDI). This takes a lot of time. It can take 3 months, and even half a year.
Good luck to all who decided to move to another country. You need a lot of mutual love and patience to overcome all this.