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    10 October 2019

    Are you applying for a visa or residence permit to Norway? From 28 August 2019 applications will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

    Norway’s new regional hub system for immigration cases:

    As of the 28 August 2019, the Norwegian embassy in Beirut will no longer receive applications for visitor’s visa or residence permit to Norway and Iceland submitted at the VFS Norway Visa Application Center in Beirut. Instead, your application will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, which has become a regional hub for immigration from the Middle East and North Africa.

    What is new?

    Although your application will be sent to another embassy, you will still be able to submit the application and collect your passport and decision documents from the VFS application center located in Beirut. Whereas the application procedures remain the same. The application fee and service fee will remain unchanged. See our ‘Application fees at a glance’-section for further information.

    Visa processing time

    The processing time for Schengen visa to Norway/Iceland is normally up to 15 days from the date the application is received at the Embassy in Amman. On a general basis it is recommended to apply well in advance, at least 4 weeks prior to your planned trip.

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    28 February 2019

    For all Group applicants 10 and above please do send an email to groupapp.lebanon@vfshelpline.com this to arrange a proper timing and submission for all applicants

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    01 March 2017

    From 01 February 2017 it is not possible to make booking of new appointments at the VFS-booking.

    From 01 February 2017 it is not possible to make booking of new appointments at the VFS-booking. The Norwegian Embassy in Beirut is currently rearranging the booking system, in order to prepare for increased resources to handle interviews. In a short while we will inform you about the new booking system and we expect the waiting-time for booking of appointments to be reduced. Everyone that have made a booking before 01 February 2017 will keep that appointment.

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    28 November 2016

    The Embassy’s visa section will be closed for Christmas from 26 December 2016 until 02 January 2017.

    Applications submitted before 02 December 2016 will be processed by 16 December 2016.

    Applications submitted after 02 December 2016 will be processed by 03 January 2017.