Please visit the Embassy of Norway website and/or the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration to find out more about applications for visas for Norway.
Submission Timings: 08:00 – 15.00 Monday- Friday
For Prospective Applicants:
General requirements for obtaining a visa:
In addition to the above mentioned requirements, the application will be assessed on the criteria for which the relevant documents have been submitted:
The purpose of the journey; accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover accommodation; assessment of sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin or residence;
(*) If your application lacks any of the above documents marked (*) it is considered inadmissible and your documents, including application fee will be returned to you without further notice. (Visa Codex art. 19:3).
The mere submission of the listed documents does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. Individual assessments are made in every case.
Additional requirements for minors (under 18 years)
Please visit the relevant visa category link on this website to view the specific requirements for the relevant category If you wish to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway, or a permit to work and/or reside in Norway, kindly see the Embassy web-page: https://www.norway.no/en/nigeria/services-info/visa-residence/ If you follow the guidelines listed on that 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.
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how much time it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of Norway to decide on.
Please note that a personal interview may be required prior to the final processing of the application. If an interview is required, you will be contacted by the staff at the Embassy in Accra. For this purpose please make sure to give correct email and phone number when submitting the application.
Case processing times:
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 in Accra 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: www.udi.no/en/Next