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Visa Or Residence Permit?

  • If your travel will be for less than 90 days your purpose of visit is tourism, business, visit family/friends, attend conferences or sports / scientific / cultural / religious events, you need a short term visa. This visa will be valid for all Schengen countries.If you plan to travel for more than 90 days, then you need a residence permit issued by the country where you intend to stay.

Please visit the relevant visa category link on this website to view the specific requirements for the relevant category.

If you wish to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Iceland, or a permit to work or study in Norway or reunite with a close member of your family who already lives in Norway, kindly see the Embassy web-page.  If you follow the guidelines listed on that site, you will be able to submit your documents accurately. This will reduce the chances of your application being rejected due to inadequate or faulty submission of documents.

The processing time depends on the category you apply for. You can find an average expected processing time for the various types of permits on UDI’s Website click here