Visitor’s visa and residence permit

COVID-19: New entry measures to apply when travelling to Norway (26 November 2021)

As of 26 November 2021, entry restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted, and foreigners who have the right to enter Norway under the Immigration Act may travel to Norway. You must apply for a visa if this is required.

However, new and more strict measures in relation to registration, testing and quarantine will also take effect as of 26 November. You must familiarize yourself with these measures before entering the Schengen area. If you do not comply with all entry measures in force, you will be refused entry to Norway.

For information on the current measures in Norway, please visit:
o For the EU, you will find essential travel and movement information on this portal:

How to apply for a visa

The representation agreement between Norway and France in Armenia is reactivated from 22nd December 2021. 

The Embassy of France in Yerevan handles short stay Schengen visa applications on behalf of Norway. Please find more information on how and where to apply for a visa at the French embassy website: Վիզա - La France en Arménie (


How to apply for a residence  permit

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

The applications 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