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    16 June 2020

    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/

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    10 June 2020

    Norway Visa Application Centre partially resumes in Tehran

    Effective 14 June 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.

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    27 May 2020

    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.

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    19 May 2020

    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 & Thursday 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.

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    05 April 2020

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

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    26 March 2020

    Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway

    Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at any of VFS’ visa application centers. Furthermore, the application center in Tehran will not accept submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.

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    26 March 2020

    Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway

    Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at any of VFS’ visa application centers. Furthermore, the application center in Tehran will not accept submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.

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    18 March 2020

    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:

    Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway

    Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at any of VFS’ visa application centers. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.

    For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.

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    28 February 2020

    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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    07 February 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 travelers 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 calendar 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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    10 December 2019

    Dear all visa applicants,

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

    Iran: Mid December

    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.

    It is important that travelers apply for Schengen visa to Norway at least 30 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.

    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.

    http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/iran/

    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.

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    01 December 2019

    Dear all visa applicants,

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

    Iran: Mid November

    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.

    It is important that travelers apply for Schengen visa to Norway at least 30 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.

    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.

    http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/iran/

    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.

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    08 October 2019

    Dear all visa applicants,

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

    Iran: Mid October

    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.

    It is important that travelers apply for Schengen visa to Norway at least 30 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.

    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.

    http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/iran/

    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.

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    11 September 2019

    Dear all visa applicants,

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

    Iran: Applications submitted early September

    Kindly note that we give priority according to travel dates and our target is to provide an answer prior to departure dates. We still have some cases where the applications were submitted early August, but are travelling in September and October. As long as all the required documents have been submitted, applicants will get an answer prior to the travel date.

    It is important that travelers apply for Schengen visa to Norway at least 30 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.

    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.

    http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/iran/

    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.

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    26 August 2019

    Dear visa applicants,

    Kindly note that the Norway Visa Application Centre will be closed on the 09 September 2019 and 10 September 2019 because of Tasoua and Ashoura.

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    07 August 2019

    Dear all visa applicants,

    The Norwegian Visa Hub in Abu Dhabi is now experiencing an unprecedented number of applications from the GCC region, as well as facing certain technical difficulties. Therefore, we advise all travelers to apply for Schengen visum to Norway at least 30 days before your planned travel.

    Currently we are processing applications received in Abu Dhabi during the two first weeks of July. We give priority according to travel dates and our target is to provide an answer prior to departure dates. 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:

    For Iran- applications submitted in June

    Kindly note that from Sunday 07 July 2019 you must have a prebooked appointment with VFS in order to submit your visa applications. Information on how to book appointments can be found at the homepage of VFS Global.

    http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/iran/

    We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and we will regularly update the situation on the Embassy’s homepage. 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.