Welcome to the website of the Visa Application Centre for Norway. This website provides information on how to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway or a residence permit in 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.

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  • Public holidays/ closures

    Dear customers,

    Please keep in mind that VFS application center will be closed on 24th, 25th and 31st of December, and January 1st and 7th, due to upcoming holiday season.

    For more information, please visit https://www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Serbia/English/public-holidays.html

  • 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 09 November 2020.

    Please read the complete information here.

  • Public holiday/Non-working day
    VFS application center will be closed on Wednesday November 11th, due to public holiday in Republic of Serbia.
  • Changes in entry regulations for travellers to Norway

    Norway stands at the beginning of the second wave of infection. The virus is spreading rapidly and all counties now have outbreaks of infection. The Government is therefore introducing new national infection control measures.

    06. Nov 2020

    Quarantines and travel

    • Work travellers who have been in an area where the level of infection is particularly high during the 10-day period before their arrival in Norway will no longer be able to be exempted from the duty of quarantine during work hours on the basis of undergoing a test for Covid-19 once every three days, see Section 6c of the Covid-19 regulations. The general requirement to go into quarantine on entry to Norway will therefore apply in principle to all workers arriving from these areas.
    • For workers who may make use of the exemption from the duty of quarantine set out in Section 6c of the Covid-19 regulations, the following amendments to the rules have been made: workers who are allowed to work but must be in quarantine during leisure time are to be tested once every three days and must be given accommodation in a single room for the first 10 days of their stay in Norway The employer must ensure that it is possible to maintain social distancing when workers are undergoing quarantine during leisure time. There is no longer any exemption to the requirement to go into quarantine on entry to Norway during leisure time.
    • Travellers from red countries must present a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test when they arrive in Norway. The test must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry. If the person does not present such a test, he or she may be refused entry. This will be implemented from midnight, Monday 9 November. (New)
      • The requirement will not apply to Norwegians, persons who reside in Norway or persons in transit.
      • The requirement does not apply to people who regularly come to Norway from Sweden and Finland to work.
      • The requirement applies to health personnel who commute to Norway and who have been outside Norway for more than seven days.
      • Personnel with jobs critical to society may be exempted when necessary to avoid danger to life and health.
    • Persons who come to Norway must have a permanent residence in the country, or the employer or client must provide a guarantee of a suitable place of residence upon arrival in Norway. Persons, including tourists and visitors, who do not have their own residence or employer or client in Norway must stay in quarantine hotels and get tested during the quarantine period. This also applies to family members who come to visit relatives in Norway. The Norwegian Directorate of Health has been tasked with studying how these requirements can be introduced. Until this is established, border controls will be strengthened in accordance with existing regulations.


  • 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.

  • Family members and boyfriend/girlfriend of Norwegians may now come to Norway to visit. Norway opening for some visa categories from July 15th

    Starting 15th of July, the Government allows 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.

    Who can apply for a visa to Norway now:

    Foreign national who can document place of stay for quarantine according to Covid-19-regulation § 5, first paragraph, and who has the following relation to a person residing in Norway:

    • Spouse, registred partner or cohabitant
    • Child or stepchild under 21 to a person residing in Norway
    • Parent or stepparent to a child under 21 residing in Norway
    • Boyfriend/girlfriend who have been in the relationship for a period of at least nine months. Parties are required to have met each other physically. 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. A copy of the form shall be submitted together with the application for a visa.

    Form can be found here: https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/solemn-declaration-on-relationship.pdf

    For more detailed information on the new regulation, see here https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/endring-i-innreiseregler-fra-15.-juli/

    Where and how to apply

    From Monday 20th of July it is possible to apply for a visa at VFS Global for the category of applicants mentioned above. Please note that the visa application must be handed in at one of our VFS Global application centers. It is obligatory to book appointment. Due to the Covid 19-pandemic not all VFS application centers are open (Baku) and not all application centers are open all days. (VFS Ankara and Istanbul are open Wednesdays and Fridays, VFS Izmir and Antalya open Wednesdays). Please find link to all VFS applications centers at our webpage: https://www.norway.no/en/turkey/services-info/visitors-visa-res-permit/

    Importance of documentation:

    Please note that all normal application requirements for visa are valid. The lists of documentation requirements are available on VFS’ webpages. In addition, when handing in your application at VFS, you must prove that you are in one of the categories mentioned above. If not, VFS are instructed to refuse to receive your application.

    For updated regulations and instructions from UDI, please see here (only in Norwegian):




  • Norway Visa Application Centre in Belgrade re-opens for resident permits by prior appointment only

    Effective 1st July 2020, customers can submit residence permit applications at the Norway Visa Application Centre in Serbia/ Belgrade, Omladinskih Brigada 88, by prior appointment only. Please note that we will not be processing any applications for c-visas.

    Your safety is our priority. As part of precautionary measures, customers visiting our Application Centres are advised to wear face mask and gloves.

    Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including cough and difficulty breathing will be allowed to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention.

    Please also note that

    1. Limited number of customers will be allowed inside the Application Centre at any one time. A pre booked appointment is required.
    2. Please maintain the distance of 2m from others

    Thank you for your co-operation and understanding

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