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    26 October 2020

    Important Update

    Dear Applicants/Travel Agents/ Representatives: Please be informed that with effect from 13 October 2020 the list of travel insurance companies has been revised for visa procedures.

    List of Updated travel Insurance Company’s kindly click here on the link for the updated list.

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    23 October 2020

    On the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, the Norway Visa Application Centre will remain closed on 27 October 2020.

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    27 September 2020

    Norway Visa Services partially resume in Kathmandu.

    Norway Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu is currently operating every Tuesday from 09:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs, accepting Long Term (stamping included) and visiting EU nationals Applications through appointments only.

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    07 September 2020

    Partial VAC Opening

    Norway Visa Services partially resume in Mumbai.

    Norway Visa Application Centre in Mumbai is currently operating every Tuesday from 08:00 hrs – 15:00 hrs, accepting Long Term Applications.

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    03 August 2020

    Norway Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu will open on Tuesday (04 August 2020) from 09:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs to handover pending passports. Applicants will be notified for the collection and only those intimated would be entertained.

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    26 June 2020

    Partial VAC Opening

    Norway Visa Services partially resume in New Delhi.

    Norway Visa Application Centre in New Delhi is currently operating every Monday – Friday for 10 AM – 3 PM, accepting Long Term Applications.

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    23 March 2020

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    21 March 2020

    Notice:

    In view of the current situation on Corona virus, the Maharashtra government has announced that from this midnight, all workplaces will remain closed till 31 March 2020.

    This is applicable in Mumbai, MMR Region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur.

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    16 March 2020

    No Prime Time Services

    Please note: All Prime-Time Services (Submission and Collection of Passport) on Saturday remains discontinued from 16 March 2020 till further notice. For more details please contact our customer Service Team.

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    31 January 2020

    New visa rules from February 2020: Please take note of the following changes in the Visa Regulation (Visa Code) which will enter into force 02 February 2020:

    • Increased fees: The visa fees will be increased from EUR 60 to EUR 80. For children between 6 and 12 years old, the visa fee will be increased from EUR 35 to EUR 40.
    • Flexible submission: As of 02 February 2020 travellers will be able to submit their visa applications up to 6 months ahead of the scheduled departure date. Seafarers can apply up to 9 months in advance. As a rule, applications shall be lodged no later than 15 calender days before the start of the intended visit to the Schengen area.
    • Processing time: Visa applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed.
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    30 January 2020

    With effect from 01 February 2020 till 15 July 2020, we will be keeping our contact center line open from Monday to Saturday between 08:00 hrs till 20:00 hrs and for the same service there is no additional charge for Applicants.

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    21 January 2020

    • Increased fees for visa applications

      Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent

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    01 November 2019

    • The Norway Visa Application Center will be closed on 09 November 2019 due to urgent Server maintenance
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    31 November 2019

    • Important Information

      We are glad to inform you that we are opening Norway Visa Application center in Cochin and Goa on 05 November 2019.

      Cochin VAC Address:

      VFS GLOBAL

      EST. 2001 | Partnering Governments. Providing Solutions.

      1st Floor, Coastal Chambers (Manoj Tower), Opp. Mercy Hotel, M G Road, Ravipuram, Cochin-682015, India

      Goa VAC Address:

      VFS GLOBAL

      EST. 2001 | Partnering Governments. Providing Solutions.

      Gera Imperium 1, 3rd Floor, Office No. 301, Patto Plaza, Panjim, Goa 403001, India

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    17 October 2019

    • The Norway Visa Application Center Delhi will be closed on 19 October 2019 due to urgent Server maintenance
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    25 September 2019

    • The Norway Visa Application Center PAN India will be closed on 02 October 2019 and 08 October 2019 on the occasion of  MAHATMA GANDHI'S BIRTHDAY and 08 October 2019 on the occasion of Dussehra
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    02 September 2019

    VAC closer in Mumbai and Pune on 02 September 2019 (Monday) on the occasion of Ganesh Festival

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    16 April 2019

    In addition to the visa processing fee stated in Fee table above, VFS charges a service fee of INR1600 /- per application. As of the 16 April 2019, the service fee has to be paid online when scheduling an appointment to submit the application; without pre-payment of the service fee, you will not be able to secure an appointment. The VFS Service Fee is in principle non-refundable, even if you do not attend your appointment. For more information, please contact our helpline number : +91 22 67866021 or email to: info.norwayin@vfshelpline.com

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    27 March 2019

    The Norway Visa Application Center in PAN INDIA will be open on 19 and 22 April 2019

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    01 February 2019

    Important Update

    All Applicants applying for Visa in Norway is hereby notified that as per the instructions from Norway Embassy Third party collection of passports for Norway will be suspended from immediate effects, applicants will have to come in person to collect the passports or they can opt for the courier service at the time of submission of application at VFS office. The same is with effect from 04 February 2019 .

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    15 October 2018

    The Norway Visa Application Center in Nepal will be closed on 16, 17, 18 and 19 October 2018 on the occasion of Dashain and on 7, 8 and 9 November 2018 on the occasion of Tihar.

     

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    15 October 2018

    Update from The Norway Embassy.

    Dear Applicants, Representatives and Travel Agents

    As per the instructions received from The Norway Embassy, Visa Application Center  PAN India Will remain closed on 19 October 2018 on account of Dussehra.

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    28 February 2018

    The Norway Visa Application Center in Nepal will be closed on 01 March 2018 due to Holi.

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    05 February 2018

    The Royal Norwegian Embassy will remain close on 06 February 2018. However all VFS centers will remain open in order to accept applications and handover passports.

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    11 January 2018

    The Royal Norwegian Embassy will remain close on 12 January 2018.

    The Royal Norwegian Embassy will remain close on 12 January 2018. However all VFS centers will remain open in order to accept applications and handover passports.

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    30 August 2017

    News for Nepalese citizens going to Norway:Click here:

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    17 January 2017

    Important Information

    We are glad to inform you that we are opening Norway Visa Application center in Bhutan on 20 January 2017.

    Address:

    VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd, Etho Metho Tours & Treks Pvt Ltd
    Luger Theatre Complex
    Post Box # 360
    Thimphu
    Kingdom of Bhutan

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    11 January 2017

    Important notice- Child Biometrics

    Note: Live Photo will be captured for children of all age group. Therefore it is mandatory for minor children to be present at the time of submission.

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    13 December 2016

    The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of 08 November 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

    VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 . VFS shall also accept demand drafts favoring VFS Global Services Private limited.

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    15 December 2015

    Note: VFS Global shall have no liability for any delays, or for loss of or damage to any visa application, passport or other documents, caused by, or occurring whilst any application, passport or document is in the possession of, any third party postal or courier service, including transportation of visa applications, passport or other documents between VFS Global and Norway visas and immigration; and when being returned by VFS Global to the visa applicant.

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    04 November 2015

    Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 2 November 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

    Visa Information System