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After Submission

IF YOU APPLIED FOR A VISITOR’S VISA:

VFS Global will notify you by email as soon as your passport is ready for collection or if it is being forwarded by COURIER.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, all documents and passports will be returned ONLY by courier services offered at the Visa Application Center. This procedure will be valid until 31 December 2020. Recollection at the Visa Application Center is currently not available***

For more information on visa processing times, the outcome of your application (approval or rejection –in the latter case, information on your right to appeal–) and what to do on arrival in the Schengen area, please click here (in Spanish.)

IF YOU APPLIED FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR NORWAY:

VFS Global will notify you by email as soon as UDI’s decision regarding your application for residence permit is ready for collection or is being forwarded by COURIER.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, all documents and passports will be returned ONLY by courier services offered at the Visa Application Center. This procedure will be valid until 31 December 2020. Recollection at the Visa Application Center is currently not available***

For more information on visa processing times, the outcome of your application (approval or rejection –in the latter case, information on your right to appeal–) and what to do on arrival in the Schengen area and in Norway, please click here (in Spanish).

PASSPORTS WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF A “D VISA” TO ENABLE ENTRY INTO THE SCHENGEN AREA AND THEN INTO NORWAY (for example, Bolivian and Ecuadorian passports): When VFS Global informs you that your permit has been granted, you will have to send your passport to VFS Global in Buenos Aires so that it is forwarded to the Norwegian Consulate General in New York for them to affix the D visa sticker onto it.

The delivery of your passport from VFS Global in Buenos Aires to the Norwegian Consulate General in New York and its return to VFS Global offices in Buenos Aires is subject to a courier fee that the applicant has to pay to VFS Global. For information on courier fees, please click here.

Kindly note that passports cannot be sent by applicants directly to the Consulate General.

For more information on D visas, please click here (in Spanish).

PASSPORT/ DECISION COLLECTION IN PERSON OR WITH A REPRESENTATIVE

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, all documents and passports will be returned ONLY by courier services offered at the Visa Application Center. This procedure will be valid until 31 December 2020. Recollection at the Visa Application Center is currently not available***

Applicants who collect documentation in person must show a copy of the invoice-receipt (ICR) and a valid identification issued by the local government in original and a copy (will be kept by VAC). In case of collection of the decision envelope through a third party, the representative must present the following: Applicant's authorization in writing (with full name, signature, passport number, place and date), valid identification issued by the government in original and copy for both, the authorized representative and the applicant (one copy of each to be kept at VAC).

SENDING OF PASSPORT / DECISION ENVELOPE (THROUGH COURIER)

Applicants who have opted for the courier service will receive their passport / decision at the address provided at the time of submission. You will be notified by email of the shipping reference number and the website for tracking the shipment. This is an additional cost service. For information on such shipping costs, click here.

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