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Please visit the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration ( to find out more about applications for visas and residence permits  for Norway.

If you follow the guidelines listed on this site, you will be able to submit your documents accurately. This will reduce the chances of your application being rejected due to inadequate or faulty submission of documents. The mere submission of the required documents according to the checklists does not guarantee the issuance of a visa or residence permit. Individual assessments are made in every case.

Submission of Application for visas and resident permits: 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00 Monday- –Friday

For appointment, book through the Application Portal Norway

For prospective Schengen visa applicants:

  • Schengen Visas for Norway are handled by the Swedish Embassy in Addis.
  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis will handle Schengen visas for Djibouti Residents only. If the applicant is not a resident of Djibouti, a justification for lodging the application in Addis Abeba must be provided.

Please note that you may be required to appear before a Visa Officer for a personal interview or a DNA test at the Embassy of Norway in Addis Abeba prior to the final processing of the application. If an interview is required the staff at the Embassy will contact you. For this purpose please make sure to give correct email and phone number when submitting the application.

Case processing times:

Schengen visa 

The processing time for Schengen visas depends on each individual case. However, applicants should always apply several weeks before the intended journey.
If the case is considered uncomplicated, the processing time is 15 working days counting from the day the Embassy receives all the required documents (excluding the day of submission and return to VFS).

Applications for work and residence permit

It is the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration in Norway (UDI) who handles applications for permits for work and residence in Norway. Once an application has been sent to UDI in Norway, the Embassy has no further bearing on the case. The processing time depends on the category you apply for. You can find an average expected processing time for the various types of permits on UDI’s Website: )