News and Updates

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    16 March 2020


    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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    30 January 2020

    New visa rules from February 2020:

    Please take note of the following changes in the visa regulation (Visa Code) which will enter into force 2nd February 2020

    Increased Fees: The visa fees will be increased from EUR 60 to 80. For Children between 6 to 12 years old, the visa fees will be increased from EUR 35 to EUR 40.

    Flexible Submission: As of 02 February 2020, travelers will be able to submit their visa application up to 6 months ahead of the scheduled departure date. Seafarers can apply up to 9 months in advance. As a rule, applications shall be lodged no later than 15 calendar day before the start of the intended visit to the Schengen area.

    Processing Time: Visa applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar day after the embassy or consulate has received the application. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed.

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    17 January 2020

    Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros  or  52.000 F CFA. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or 26.000 F CFA

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    14 September 2018

    The visa application center for Norway will be closed on the 18 October 2018 and 19 October 2018, for a raison of address changing.

    We are moving to a new place at the below address:

    Immeuble ATRYUM Center Km, 8 Route de Ouakam Dakar.

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    4 April 2014

    VFS Global is pleased to announce the opening of the Norway Visa Application Center in Dakar on the 10th of April 2015.