Can I be allowed to move around within the Schengen zone on a single entry visiting visa of Norway, travelling from Norway to Germany or other Schengen countries before returning back to Norway for my final departure?


In the application for a single-entry visa, you describe your purpose of travel and planned itinerary.

  • If the visa is granted, you can use it for the planned purpose and itinerary and you are allowed to make minor adjustments to your route.
  • With a single-entry visa, you can only enter Schengen once. Within Schengen you can cross as many internal borders as necessary.
  • You are not allowed to misrepresent your intentions to get your visa. If you do use it for a completely different purpose, you may be suspected of fraud and it will be very difficult for you to convince the immigration officers that you did not lie.
  • You are supposed to get your visa from the main destination of the trip. This is not always the first Schengen country on your itinerary.
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    “You are not allowed […]”: Actually, you are. The officers may indeed suspect you lied to get the visa and that's a good reason to be very careful but whether you lied or not is the only material fact. Changing one's mind and therefore using a visa for a completely different purpose is not forbidden per se. See travel.stackexchange.com/questions/30679/… for an example. – Relaxed Aug 9 '17 at 16:36
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    @Relaxed, edited. My intention was to steer the readers clear of trouble, not to encourage them to push the boundaries. – o.m. Aug 9 '17 at 16:46

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