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Welcome to the website of the Norway Visa Application Centre in New Zealand. VFS Services New Zealand Ltd is a trusted partner to the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra and manages the administrative function of the resident permit application process.

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  • The Joint Visa Application Centre in Auckland, New Zealand will re-open on Monday, 8 February 2021 for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.
  • Effective 01 March 2021, the Norway Visa Application Centre in Auckland will be closed until further notice due to stage 3 lockdown restrictions being imposed.
  • Starting on 11 March 2021 persons applying for a residence permit in Norway will be requested to submit biometrics in the form of a live photograph and ten fingerprints. The fingerprint requirement applies to persons above the age of 6. Persons over the age of 10 have to provide their signature.
  • The Joint Visa Application Centre in Auckland, New Zealand will re-open on Monday, 22 February 2021 for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.
  • Stricter rules for entry to Norway – important changes effective from 29 January 2021

    The Norwegian Government has implemented more stringent regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. Several groups who were earlier eligible for entry into Norway, are now not allowed to enter Norway. The new regulations are in force as of 29 January 2021.

    You are therefore advised to check whether the new regulations apply to you before you submit an application. For information on the new regulations, and answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage: About the corona situation - UDI.

    Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway.

  • Norway introduces its strictest entry rules since March 2020 Read More.
  • 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 9th of November 2020.

    Please read the complete information here.

  • 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.

  • Norway Visa Application Centres in New Zealand are re-open for Short Stay, Residence and Work Permit applications.
  • The Joint Visa Application Centre in Auckland, New Zealand is open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.
  • 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:

    Press release from The Norwegian Government: Stricter border controls (15.03.20)
    The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: Corona information page
    Norway airports and air traffic information from Avinor

  • COVID-19 RESTRICTION ON TRAVEL TO NORWAY

    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 the following decision with effect from 12 March 2020: Travellers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway will be asked to return. The alternative is quarantine. Travellers with symptoms will be isolated.

    For more information please follow this link       

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