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    09 November 2019

    Please be informed that Monday, 11 November 2019 has been declared by the Federal Government of Nigeria as public holiday to mark the 2019 Eidul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PDUH). All our offices will remain closed on the said dates

    Visa application acceptance will resume on 12 November 2019.

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    08 October 2018


    Dear Applicants, please be informed that we are relocating to below new location in Abuja from 15 October 2018

    Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd Floor, Plot 1083 Mohammadu Buhari Way,

    Central Business District, Abuja

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    24 July 2018

    Important Notice to all Norway Applicants

    • Effective 03 August 2018 the VFS fees will be revised. Please see the below new fees:-
    VFS Service Charge 12600
    Mandatory courier fee 7050
    Total 19650
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    04 July 2018

    Are you applying for a visa or residence permit to Norway? Please make note of the following changes:

    New regional system for immigration cases
    As from 03 August 2018, applications for visa or residence permit will be processed by the Norwegian embassy in Accra – Republic of Ghana. However, applications will still be received through VFS Global in Federal Republic of Nigeria after this date.

    Apply and collect as before!

    You will still be able to submit the application and collect the decision letter from the same visa application center as before. Whereas the application procedures remain the same, please take note of the following changes when applying to go to Norway from 03 August 2018:

    • Extended processing time:
      The processing time for a Schengen visa to Norway is up 15 days from the date the application is received at the Embassy. Please take note that you should allow for an additional 3-5 days for the transportation of your documents between the visa application center and Accra – Republic of Ghana. It is highly recommended that you apply well in advance, at least 4 weeks prior to your planned trip.
    • Introduction of a courier fee
      As before, there will be a visa application fee, and a service fee charged by VFS Global. In addition there will be courier fee to cover transportation of your documents between the visa application center and Accra – Republic of Ghana.

      See our ‘Visa fees at a glance’-section for further information.
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    27 September 2017

    Processing Time

    The processing time for applications is normally up to 15 calendar days. In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the processing time for these may be up to 30 days. In exceptional cases UDI may take up to 60 days to make a decision.

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    11 October 2016

    • Do not risk a ban of entry to Norway and Schengen.
    • Please note that using counterfeit documents when applying for a visa will lead to “expulsion”. If you are “expelled” you will be banned from entry to Norway, either for a limited period or permanently. As a rule, the prohibition against entry will also apply to the other Schengen countries. Note that the applicant is always personally responsible for submitting counterfeit documents.  
    • Focus on document control
    • The Foreign Service Mission controls all documents received with visa applications.  
    • The Foreign Service Mission have employed document expertise that is dedicated to deal with counterfeit documents.

    The Norwegian Embassy is going back to paper archiving of cases. It is therefore important that all applicants submit copies of all their original documents for archiving purposes.

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    VFS Global has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to facilitate the submission of your visa application This website contains all information concerning the procedures and details about the submission of visa applications, so visa applicants are strongly recommended to carefully read all sections of this web site in order to identify the type of visa meeting their requirement at best. It has to be noted that all visa applications have to be submitted at the Norway visa application centre in Lagos or Abuja.

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    Effective from 1 March 2015, Norway visa application center in Abuja will accept the applications on behalf of The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Abuja.

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    Visa Application Centre in Lagos would accept the applications effective 1 April 2015