All cases are considered individually to see if the conditions for a visa are fulfilled. To read more about the conditions that must be fulfilled in order to be granted a visa, please refer to the webpage of UDI in Norway here: Want to apply: Visits and holidays - UDI and select your nationality and the purpose of your visit.
As soon as a decision has been made by the embassy, we will send the passport with the decision in a sealed envelope to the VFS center where you applied. VFS will notify you as agreed when you submitted the application.
You may pick up your passport and visa/rejection letter at the VFS Global visa application centre where the application was submitted. Alternatively, you may organise and pay for a courier to collect the passport from the VFS Hub in Canberra. If you opted to provide a self-addressed pre-paid envelope with your application, VFS Global will send the passport to you directly.
Your visa will be issued in accordance with the provided itinerary and insurance. The visa sticker will be placed in your passport. Please check the validity period, the duration and number of entries specified on the sticker.
Duration of stay
Your stay in the Schengen area cannot exceed the number of days in the “duration of stay” field in the visa sticker.
Period of validity
For most visas we will add 15 days to the validity of the visa to allow you some flexibility regarding when to enter and exit the Schengen area. This means that the period of time between “from...until...” in the visa sticker will be 15 days longer than the number of days printed in the “duration of stay” field. No matter how many days you have stayed in the Schengen area, you must leave no later than the date printed in the “UNTIL” field.
You will receive a written decision letter explaning why your application was rejected.
You can appeal the decision. It will be stated in the rejection letter how and where you should send the appeal. Please note that appeals must be submitted within three weeks from the date on which notification of the decision has reached you or from the date you have or should have obtained knowledge of the decision.
If your appeal is granted, you will be required to re-submit your original passport to enable the embassy to issue the visa sticker.
For more information about appeals, please see the UDI website Appealing a decision.