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.
20 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 or residence permits to Norway at VFS’ visa application centers. This measure is temporary. Any changes will be published on the Embassy’s website.
Important: Because of the current situation the Embassy will temporarily not be able to return passports to applicants that already have submitted applications.
16 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.
Quarantine restriction on travel to Norway
Norwegian Directorate of Health implements the following from 18:00 hrs on Thursday 12 March 2020 until Thursday 26 March 2020
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 this decision:
Everyone who comes from outside the Nordic countries will be refused entry to Norway and returned to their home country or should be in quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in Norway, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Retroactive from 27 February 2020
Additionally, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has issued an instruction that visa applications from persons coming from areas with extensive spread of the covid-19 must be rejected. This includes China (Hubei-province) and Iran. Please see this webpage for updated information on which countries this includes: https://www.fhi.no/nettpub/coronavirus/fakta/omrader-med-vedvarende-spredning-av-koronaviruset-coronaviruset/
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