A residence permit is necessary for those wishing to stay in Norway for more than 90 days. The Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore is the receiving office for residence permit applications for Norway. Your application will be forwarded to The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in Norway for processing.

The steps to applying for a residence permit to Norway are as follows:

  1. Book an appointment to go to the Joint Visa Application Centre.
  2. At the time of the appointment, hand in the application and supporting documents (copies as well as originals) and pay the fee (in cash).
  3. For information about residence permits, please go to

Visa Fees

Applicants have to pay 2 types of fees:

  1. A processing fee to be paid to local Royal Danish embassy on the link
  2. A service fee to the Joint Visa Application Centre
Category Fee Service Fee In SGD
Residence Permit Online (See above the table) 21.00

Fees with effect from 01 September 2020.

Please Note:

  • The applicable visa fee is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • The visa application centre offers an optional service at a nominal additional cost:

    • Photocopying
    • Photo services
    • Courier service
    • SMS Tracking Facility
  • All charges (Visa Fee, VFS Global service charges and other charges) are to be paid in cash or Nets Singapore Dollars only

Documents Required

For applicants applying for a residence permit to study, please look at this guide.

For all other residence permit categories, please download the UDI checklist and submit the required documents.

Photo Specifications

Applicants need to follow the below given guidelines:

  • Photograph of size 35mm x 45 mm.
  • Length of the head should not exceed 30 to 36 mm in length from chin to top of hair
  • Photograph must be in color with light or White background
  • Photograph for each visa applicant must be an un-mounted, full face photo, color photo as described below
  • Photograph must have been taken within the last six months
  • One photograph needs to be submitted

For further information see the print on the information board at The Denmark Visa Application Centre or visit website

Processing Time

The Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore will forward the residence permit applications to The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in Norway for processing. For the latest information on processing times, please go to UDI updates the information regularly.

The Visa Application Centre will hand out the decision to the applicant once they receive it from the Royal Danish Embassy.

Download Form

Please click for detailed information

Make sure you are on time for your appointment; for those showing up late there is no guarantee that the application can be submitted and applicants may need to reschedule their appointment. Kindly, notify the Denmark visa application centre if you are unable to make your appointment.

Appointments can be made for:

Monday to Friday between 8.00 hours to 14.00 hours (except during scheduled holidays)