Travel and border information for Norway in Norwegian / English

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Are you planning to travel to Norway and need a visa or residence permit?

As of the 12th of May 2019, applications for a visitor’s visa or residence permit to Norway will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, which will become a regional hub for immigration from the Middle East and North Africa.

This does not affect where and how you apply for a visa or residence permit to Norway; you will still be able to submit the application and collect the decision documents at VFS Global application centre in Cairo, but the Norwegian Embassy in Cairo will from this date no longer be responsible for the case processing.
Visa processing time
The processing time for Schengen visa to Norway is normally up to 15 days from the date the application is received at the Embassy in Amman. On a general basis it is recommended to apply well in advance, at least 4 weeks prior to your planned trip.
Already applied?
Applications for Schengen visa to Norway submitted prior to the 12th of May 2019 will be processed and finalized by the Embassy in Cairo.
If you have applied for a residence permit prior to the 12th of May 2019, you will be notified about the decision either by the VFS application centre or by the Hub Embassy in Amman. If you have given someone Power of Attorney to represent you in your case, the notification will be sent to the person you have authorized.