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.
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.
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
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:
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
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding
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