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Welcome to the website of the Norway Visa Application Centre. This website provides information on how to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway. If you follow the guidelines on this website, you will be able to submit your application accurately with correct documentation and thereby avoid unnecessary delays.
This site provides with details related to your application submission and passport collection/delivery along with other useful information you need to know.

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  • 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.

  • Information to citizens of Afghanistan on how to apply for a visit visa or residence permit to Norway.

    Citizens of Afghanistan has to submit their application for visit visa or residence permit primarily in Pakistan. In addition to applying from Pakistan, Afghan nationals who can travel and stay legally in Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can choose to apply at the VFS Global applications Centers in the respective countries.

    Kindly note that you need to have a prebooked appointment with VFS in order to submit your visa or residence permit applications. Information on how to book appointments can be found at the homepage of VFS Global.

    http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/uae/
  • Visitor’s visa and residence permit

    A visitor's visa allows you to stay in Norway or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days.… read more

  • For an overview of those who now are permitted to travel, please visit the homepage of the Directorate of Immigration – https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/endring-i-innreiseregler-fra-15.-juli/ Furthermore we refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the Directorate of Immigration´s website - https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/

    For specific information about the Corona situation, visas and residence permits to Norway, please visit: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI): Corona information page, Q&A

  • Visa Application Centers for Norway.
  • Since 31 May 2020 VFS Global have been receiving applications for residence permits. Starting from 19 July 2020 VFS will start to receive Schengen visa applications from immediate family members. “Family members” in this context refers to spouses/partners/cohabitants, parents and children under the age of 21, as well as stepfamily. Kindly note that all applicants are required to book an appointment with VFS Global directly. Due to the spread of Covid-19 the available number of appointments are reduced. For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.
  • The Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is responsible for processing applications for visas and residence permits from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In addition, the Embassy receives applications for residence permits from Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.
  • Kindly note that until further notice our representation agreements with Germany and the Netherlands are suspended. In the United Arab Emirates, we have until further notice suspended our representation agreement with Iceland. Subsequently, currently we do not receive applications for Iceland.
  • Important Notice: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi handles applications for visa and residence permit/visa/residence permit from United Arab Emirates.

    When submitting your application, please meet in person at the VFS Visa Application Centre, which receives applications on behalf of the Embassy. The Embassy requests applicants to provide all mandatory documentation as per the checklists.

    Please find the contact information and information on how to book an appointment with VFS on the following website: https://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/uae/how_to_apply.html

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From 15 July 2020 the Norwegian government allows for visits...

Published on 18 July 2020

The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. ...

Published on 18 March 2020



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