Welcome to the website of the Norway Visa Application Centre. This website provides information on how to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway. If you follow the guidelines on this website, you will be able to submit your application accurately with correct documentation and thereby avoid unnecessary delays.
This site provides with details related to your application submission and passport collection/delivery along with other useful information you need to know.
Requirement of negative Covid-19 test and quarantine when entering Norway
The Norwegian Government has implemented new regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.
The regulations are connected to pre-arrival Covid-19 test and quarantine after arrival. The regulations are in force as of 9th of November 2020.
Please read the complete information here.
More family members who live outside the EU/ EEA can now travel to Norway.
The government has announced that it will be possible for more family members residing outside the EU/ EEA to travel to Norway from 21 October 2020. Before applying for your visa, please read the complete information here.
Information to citizens of Afghanistan on how to apply for a visit visa or residence permit to Norway.
Citizens of Afghanistan have to submit their applications for visit visa or residence permit primarily in Pakistan. In addition to applying from Pakistan, Afghan nationals who can travel and stay legally in Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can choose to apply at the VFS Global applications Centers in the respective countries.
Kindly note that you need to have a prebooked appointment with VFS in order to submit your visa or residence permit applications. Information on how to book appointments can be found at the homepage of VFS Global.
Royal Norwegian Embassy Abu Dhabi.
Norway open for entry for most family immigrants from 15 June
You can travel to Norway now if you have been granted a family reunion with a Norwegian citizen or with a foreign citizen residing in Norway. If you travel to Norway now you must familiarize yourself with important information about entry and quarantine. For more information please visit: https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/norway-open-for-entry-for-most-family-immigrants-from-15-june/
Courier return of passports made mandatory for Norway visa customers in Tehran
Effective 28 May 2020, in light of the COVID-19 alert and keeping in mind the health and safety of our customers and employees, the courier service for return of passports to Norway visa customers in Tehran has been made mandatory.
Customers no longer need to visit the Visa Application Centre to pick up their passport. Once ready for collection, the passport will be couriered to their location of choice (serviceable by our courier partner, Aramex & TNT).
Courier fees of Euro 10 per application (inside Tehran) and Euro 14 per application (outside Tehran) will apply.
The courier service has been made mandatory for a temporary period to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce the footfall at the Visa Application Centre.
We will post an update on this page when the courier service is made optional again.
We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Norway Visa Application Centre partially resumes in Tehran
Effective 26 May 2020, Norway Visa Application Centre in Tehran will resume partial operations accepting applications for residence permit on every Sunday, Tuesday from 08:00 to 14:00hrs.
Your safety is our priority. As part of precautionary measures, customers visiting our Visa Application Centres may be subjected to body temperature checks to assess their health conditions and may be required to wear face mask and gloves. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 38 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty breathing will be allowed to reschedule their appointments for another day.
Thank you for your understanding.
Restrictions on entry into Norway
The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway. For the time being, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:
If you have already submitted your application at the Visa application centre, to know the status of your applicationClick Here
Schedule an appointment to attend a visa application centreClick Here
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