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.

Information to applicants residing in Egypt:

Important information
Please note that due to COVID-19, the capacity of the Embassy and VFS Global is significantly reduced. The opening hours could be subject to change on short notice. We therefore recommend to contact the respective VFS application center before travelling to the VFS application center to submit your application.

Who can apply for a visa to Norway now?
Visa applications to Norway are accepted for foreign nationals who can document that they are visiting the following family members who live in Norway:
• spouse or registered partner
• cohabitant with joint children or who have lived together for more than two years
• children or stepchildren under the age of 21
• parents or stepparents, if you are under the age of 21
• girlfriend or boyfriend that you have been with at least nine months and whom you have met physically at least once

You must be able to document the family relationship and that you have a place to live to carry out the quarantine.

Even if you can travel to Norway now, we cannot guarantee that you can transit in other EU/EEA or Schengen countries.

You cannot bring your own family from the country you live in unless they belong to one of the exceptions above themselves.

If you belong to these exceptions, you can use a visitor's visa issued before 15 March 2020, if this is still valid. You cannot extend this visa after you have arrived in Norway.

Temporary suspension of visa representation agreements
In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Norwegian government has decided to suspend all agreements of representation. The Norwegian Embassy will therefore not issue Schengen visas on behalf of Denmark, Finland or Iceland.
The Embassy will only receive Danish residence permit applications.

The Norwegian Embassy in Amman has become the Visa and Immigration Hub for the Middle East and North Africa.
The Embassy in Amman processes visa and residence permits for the Embassy in Cairo. Applicants shall submit their applications in their country of origin or residence, as before.

The Embassy strongly recommend that applications are submitted as early as possible ahead of the planned departure date.

Applications for visitor’s visa and residence permit for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Amman. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Egypt.