Travel and border information for Norway

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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.

Djiboutian citizens must apply for a visitor's visa. Likewise, citizens of Djibouti need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days.

Please note:

VFS Nairobi, VFS Kampala, VFS Dar es Salaam and VFS Addis are temporarily closed until further notice, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.


Applications for visitor’s visas and residence permits for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Addis Ababa.

VFS Global webpage:

Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi webpage:


The Embassy of Norway in Ethiopia, is handling visitor's visa matters Djiboutian citizens. Information can be found on the website for the Embassy of Norway.