Important Information

  • 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.

    The groups are:

    • children and stepchildren over the age of 21 to a person resident in Norway
    • parents and stepparents of children over the age of 21 residing in Norway
    • grandparents and step-grandparents of a person resident in Norway
    • grandchildren and step-grandchildren of a person resident in Norway
    • children of your girlfriend/boyfriend if you are in an established relationship
    • spouse, registered partner, cohabitant and children of a Norwegian citizen who lives abroad and who travels to visit Norway together with the Norwegian citizen
    • EU/EEA citizens and their family members residing in third countries

    The usual requirements for visa and entry will apply.

    See also press releases from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

    For more information regarding quarantine conditions please consult the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s webpage

  • 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.

  • VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway Update

    Since 26th of May, our Norway Visa Application Centre in Tehran have been partially open, and accepts applications for residence permit on every Sunday and Tuesday from 08:00 to 14:00hrs. Starting from July 19th VFS will start to receive Schengen visa applications from immediate family members. “Family members” in this context refers to spouses/partners/cohabitants, parents and children under the age of 21, as well as stepfamily.

    For an overview of those who now are permitted to travel, please visit the homepage of the Directorate of Immigration –

    Furthermore we refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the Directorate of Immigration´s website -

    Starting 15 July, the Government of Norway plans to allow the entry of foreign nationals from countries outside the EU/EEA (referred to as third-country nationals) who have family or an established romantic relationship in Norway. However, no exemptions are to be granted from quarantine duty or from ordinary provisions of the Immigration Act.

    The changes are as follows:

    Foreign nationals planning to move to or visit Norway:

    • The right of entry for foreign nationals who plan to move to Norway as a result of family immigration is to be fully reintroduced. Accordingly, visa-free family members who had been entitled to enter Norway to apply for a residence permit before the entry restrictions were imposed will once again have the opportunity to do so.
    • Family members requiring a visa may be granted an entry visa to stay in Norway pending their application review, according to ordinary rules in the Immigration Act and applicable guidelines of the Directorate of Immigration dating from before the COVID-19 outbreak.
    • Family visits by close family members are also to be accommodated by the repeal of entry restrictions on visiting third-country nationals who have family members in Norway.
    • “Family members” in this context refers to
    • spouse, registered partner or cohabitant
    • children or stepchildren under the age of 21 to a person resident in Norway
    • parents or stepparents of children under the age of 21 residing in Norway
    • established boyfriend/girlfriend relationship with a minimum duration of nine months where the parties have met each other physically
    • In addition to family members, the Government plans to allow the entry of romantic partners. Parties are required to have met each other physically, and to have been in the relationship for a period of at least nine months. The person who lives in Norway must submit a self-declaration which the relationship partner must present on arrival in Norway, confirming that the two requirements have been met.
  • 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:

  • 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.

  • The Norway Visa application Centre will only hand over passports on Sundays between 08:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs.
  • 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:


    In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to contribute to the maintenance of necessary health and care services, the Norwegian Directorate of Health has, according to the Infection Control Act, issued the following decision with effect from 12 March 2020:

    Travellers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway will be asked to return. The alternative is quarantine. Travellers with symptoms will be isolated.

    For more information please follow this link
  • Dear all visa applicants,

    You can now apply for a Schengen visa to Norway six months ahead of date of travel, but it is required to apply at least 15 days before your planned travel date. In this regard, we stress that you should not buy your tickets and pay hotel bookings before you know that a visa has been granted.

    The Norwegian Visa Hub in Abu Dhabi is currently processing applications as follows:

    Iran: Applications submitted Ultimo February.

    Kindly note that we give priority according to travel dates and our target is to provide an answer prior to departure dates. As long as all the required documents have been submitted, applicants will get an answer prior to the travel date.

    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.

    We also refer to information on the webpages of VFS Global and VFS Helpline.

    Wishing you a very good trip to @visitnorway, with kindest regards

    Royal Norwegian Embassy Abu Dhabi.

  • We are pleased to inform you that, with effect from 15 July 2018, our office will be relocated to
    04th Floor Heravi Centre
    Heravi Square
    Mosavi Street (Golestan 5)

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