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Visit Family

Overview

Application procedure:

  • Applications for a visa is processed by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.
  • Processing time for visa applications are 15 days from when the application is received at the Norwegian Consulate in New York.
  • Please note the shipment time is in addition to the processing time.
  • Applications for residence permits are processed by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.
  • Processing time for residence permits can be found on: www.udi.no

Visa Fees

You can find the visa fees details here

Documents Required

Photo Specifications

Photospecification

Note: We regret we cannot accept photographs that do not meet these requirements

Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 1 month old) of yourself. Please note we have additional services including photo service available at all our VFS Visa Application Centres.

The photograph should be in colour and taken against a light background (white or off-white) so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background.

  • Clear quality and with the face in focus.
  • Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print).
  • Full face, non-smiling [without sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background]
  • Please stick the photograph on the Visa Application Form.

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete.

Processing Time

How long do you usually have to wait for an answer?

Your application is processed by an Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York , this will take a few more days, since your application will be sent by courier to and from the Norwegian Consulate in New York. You’ll find information on the embassy’s web pages on how long this will take.

Which applications will it take longer before receives a reply?

Most cases are processed by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, but if the Norwegian Consulate in New York is in doubt about whether you can be granted a visa, they will forward your case to the UDI.

In such cases, most applicants will receive an answer within four weeks of submitting their application to the Visa Application Centre, embassy or consulate.

In a few, very special cases, however, the case will not be processed until up to eight weeks of the application being submitted to the Visa Application Centre, embassy or consulate.

Appeals concerning rejections

You will normally receive an answer to your appeal within 5 months of submitting your application for a visitor's visa to the Visa Application Centre, embassy or consulate.

This information was last updated on 12 November 2019. It will be updated again on 17 December.

What can you do to contribute to receiving an answer as quickly as possible?

Online Application Form

Log onto Application Portal Norway (APN) to submit your application and pay the application fee.