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Welcome to the website of the Joint Visa Application Centre in Australia. VFS Global Services Australia Pty Ltd is a trusted partner to “Royal Norwegian Embassy” in Australia and manages the administrative function of the visa application process. Applications for Sweden and Iceland are also accepted at Joint Visa Application Centres as both these missions are represented by Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra, Australia. Please be advised that VFS Services Australia Pty Ltd does not have any influence on the visa approval process.

Step 2 Before you decide to apply for a visa please make sure you familiarize yourself with the information on the visa subclass you are applying for. Quick links to information on visa categories and other helpful information including Visa Fee, VFS Service Charge and Processing Time can be found on the Visa Wizard page on this website.

Step 3 Applicants should fill the Visa Application Form corresponding to the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their application. Applicants can get the visa application form by visiting the nearest Australia Visa Application Centre or by downloading the forms from Applications and Forms.

Welcome to the website of the Joint Visa Application Centre in Australia. VFS Services Australia Pty Ltd is a trusted partner to “Royal Norwegian Embassy” in Australia and manages the administrative function of the visa application process. All links and information on this website has been endorsed by the respective Missions.

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  • The Adelaide Visa Application Centre will re-open from 26 November 2020. Please note that all applications will be accepted on appointment basis only.
  • As of 18 November 2020, 1400 hrs Adelaide Standard Time, the Premier, Mr. Steven Marshall declared closing of business and operational activities in the state of South Australia owing to an unprecedented rise of COVID 19 cases. As a result, the Visa Application Centre will be closed and will not be accepting any applications until further notice. Please refer to our website for any future updates.
  • 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.

  • Owing to the easing of lockdown restrictions to stage 3 in Victoria, the Melbourne Visa Application Centre will re-open from 9th November 2020. Please note that all applications will be accepted on appointment basis only.
  • 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.

  • Owing to the current Covid-19 situation and for the safety of both customers and staff, mandatory courier is in place for passport and document return. Customers can choose to provide their own self addressed return express courier envelope with their application, or this can be purchased at the visa application centre.
  • The Norway Visa Application Centre in Melbourne will be closed until further notice due to lockdown restrictions being imposed.
  • 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. You may still be required to quarantine after your arrival to Norway. Please see here for more information.

    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, registered 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

    Please check the web-page of your local visa application center to find information about where and how to apply (link to relevant web-site with links to the local pages)

    Importance of documentation:

    Please note that all normal requirements for Schengen-visas still apply. 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):

    https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2020-009/

    https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2020-008/

    https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2020-011/

  • 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:

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The Adelaide Visa Application Centre will re-open from 26 November 2020...

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