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Schengen Visa (Type C)

Overview

A Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy of the country with the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL, please check your travel plans before applying at the Norway Visa Application Centre in Cairo. If you intend to travel to multiple Schengen countries, please apply at the Embassy of the country where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. If the number of days to be spent in multiple countries is the same, you must apply to the Embassy of the Country which will be your first point of entry.

If you plan to apply for a Schengen visa at the Norway Visa Application Centre, your main destination and the maximum period of stay in the Schengen area must be in Norway. Please provide proof to support this information.

Please note a short term period visa (type "C") will be for a Maximum length of stay of 90 days only.

For information on General visa requirements and all additional checklists please click here.

To complete your visa form and to also pay your visa application fees online click here.

In case of groups: We strongly suggest that groups contact VFS before they are to submit their applications at VFS’s office in order to simplify the application process.

Visa Fees

To check the Visa Fees please click here

To complete your visa form and to also pay your visa application fees online click here.

VFS Global Service Fee:

Type EGP
VFS Service fee per application 508.00

*Please note that the service fee is inclusive of all applicable taxes (VAT 14%) .

Click for the price list of additional services

The only acceptable mode of payment of Service fees is in Cash (Only at the Visa Application Centre) the above fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

All Fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted at VFS Global visa application center.

All optional services are non-refundable.

Documents Required

pdf icon Short Stay Visa Checklist, please click here.
pdf icon Checklist for visa to Persons who are travelling with, or visiting, a family member who is an EU/EEA national please click here.
pdf icon Visa Regulation Info - Norway.

Photo Specifications

Photo/passport photo

Everyone who applies for a visa or a residence permit must hand in a photo with their application. The photo must meet certain requirement, so that you are easily recognised.

Photo requirements

  • The photo must show the whole head (the face must take up 70-80 per cent of the photo) and the top of your shoulders.
  • Eyes must be open and clearly visible with no hair across the eyes.
  • Wearing glasses is permitted. The lenses must not be tinted, the frame must not cover parts of your eyes and there must be no reflection in the lenses.
  • Religious headgear is permitted if your chin, forehead and both cheeks are clearly visible. The headgear must not cast a shadow on the face.
  • the photo must be

    • in sharp focus, clear and with good contrast
    • printed on high-quality photo paper at a high resolution
    • taken directly from the front, against a light background
    • in colour
    • 35–40 mm wide
    • maximum six months old, and look like you

Please note

If the photo you enclose does not meet all the requirements, you will be asked to submit a new photo.

If your application also concerns your child, you must submit photos both of you and your child.

Illustration of photo requirements

Photospecification

Processing Time

Most applicants will receive an answer within two weeks of submitting their application to the VFS.

Which cases take longer to process?

Most cases are processed by the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, but if the embassy is in doubt about whether you can be granted a visa, they will forward your case to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). In such cases, most applicants will receive an answer within four weeks of submitting their application to the foreign service mission. In a few, very special cases, however, the case will not be processed until up to eight weeks after the application is submitted.

For more information about the processing time please click here

Download Forms

To complete your visa form and to also pay your visa application fees online click here.