The Embassy will normally give you a decision within 15 days. In order for this to be possible, the application must be complete and all the necessary documentation handed in. The period taken to process a case is calculated from the day we receive the original documents at the Embassy and not from the day the application was registered in the Application Portal. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed.

However, if there is any doubt as to whether the application is to be rejected or approved the application will be sent to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Applications sent to UDI will normally be processed within 30 days. The period taken to process a case in UDI is calculated from the day UDI receives the application from the Embassy.