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    15 November 2019

    What is the Application Portal?

    On the Application Portal you can register an application form for a visitor’s visa, residence permit, travel document and Norwegian citizenship.

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    15 November 2019

    Who can use the Application Portal?

    Most of our applicants can use the Application Portal. Before you register an application form, you should go to Here you can find out whether you can use the Application Portal, information about what kind of applications you can submit, where you should hand in the application and which documents you must hand in with the application.

    You cannot register an application for a residence permit on the basis of protection (asylum) or on the grounds of strong humanitarian considerations on the Application Portal. This is also the case when you are going to renew your residence permit.

    How to register my application on the Application Portal?

    1. Login: Create a user account and log in.
    2. Filling in an application form: Select the correct application form and the office where you are going to submit your application. Continue to fill in your form. If there is a fee, please pay this online.
    3. Appointment booking: After you complete the registration form, you must schedule an appointment for handing in the documents which are necessary to process your application.
    4. Handing in your application: Go for your appointment and hand in the necessary documents which are listed on your checklist. When you have done this your application is formally submitted and will be processed.

    It is not possible to check when your application has been processed on the Application Portal. Please see our waiting times.
    If you have questions about a pending case or need information related to immigration regulations and procedures, please contact the UDI.


    Please be advised that the total process for obtaining a visa consists of several parts:

    • It can take up to 14 days to obtain an appointment with VFS for submitting your application.
    • Once your application arrives at the Embassy, the processing time begins. The processing time varies depending on the current workload. Please see the front page for the current processing time.
    • Included in the overall handling time is also the shipping of your documents from VFS to the Embassy as well as the return from the Embassy to you.

    The processing times may be longer than this during peak travel season (May, June, July, August and December) due to case volume or if cases require further scrutiny.

    Please note that neither the Embassy nor our consulates can be held responsible for technical difficulties, human errors or shipping delays in the processing of passports, permits and visa applications.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply in time for the intended departure.

    For permits: 3 months prior

    For visas: 1 to 3 month prior is recommended.