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.

How to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway

Uzbek passport holders need a visa to enter Norway. The representation agreement between Norway and Italy is reactivated since 22nd December 2021.

The Embassy of Italy in Tashkent handles short stay Schengen visa applications on behalf of Norway. for information on how and where to apply, see the Italian embassy website:  Visti (

9 march 2022 - Important information to applicants:

The Norwegian embassy in Moscow regrets to inform that it is currently (from 9.3.22) not possible to submit new applications for residence permit to Norway, or to submit passports for entry visa issuance in already approved applications for residence permits, at the VFS Norwegian Visa Application Center in Almaty or Nur Sultan or Russian Federation. This is due to severe challenges in courier services to the Norwegian embassy in Moscow.

You may contact the Visa Section at the embassy in Moscow in writing only at for queries.
We apologize for the inconvenience and are working on finding a solution.


How to apply for a residence permit

Applications for residence permit to Norway are processed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow.

The applications for a residence permit must be submitted at the Norwegian visa application centers run by the external service provider VFS Global, either in Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan and Almaty) or in the Russian Federation.

Please note that for all applicantions the applicant have to submit their passport when he/she submit the application. The passport will be send to the Norwegian embassy in Moscow for document control before it can be returned to the applicant. For applicants having to travel to another country to submit their application, please have this in mind and consider where you should submit your application and wait for your passport to be returned. If the applicant travels to Moscow and submit at VFS there the return of passport can be done in a few days only.

Please find more information on the VFS website for Russian Federation or VFS website for Kazakstan