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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.

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 the applicant to first contact the respective VFS application center.

Stricter rules for entry to Norway – important changes effective from 29 January 2021

The Norwegian Government has implemented more stringent regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. Several groups who were earlier eligible for entry into Norway, are now not allowed to enter Norway. The new regulations are in force as of 29 January 2021.

You are therefore advised to check whether the new regulations apply to you before you submit an application. For information on the new regulations, and answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage: About the corona situation - UDI

Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway. You will find relevant information regarding required registration form, PCR testing, and quarantine requirements here: Norwegian Institute of Public Health

For any further enquiries, please contact the Norwegian embassy in Amman, which is the regional Hub for Visa and Immigration issues, at visa.amman@mfa.no

Your short-stay visa allows you to travel to Norway and to other Schengen States, but it does not exempt you from any additional travel restrictions that might be in place within the EU/EEA/Schengen-area. 

 

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 in Cairo will therefore not issue Schengen visas to 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.

This means that we handle visa and residence applications from 11 countries: Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia (only residence cases), Chad, Israel and Palestinian territories.
Applicants shall submit their applications in their country of origin or residence, as before. However, the establishment of the Hub gives the applicants from any of the above-mentioned countries the choice to submit their applications in Amman, or any of the above-mentioned countries.
We strongly recommend that applications are submitted, as early as possible, ahead of planned departure date. Applicants applying from Tel Aviv and the Palestinian territories (from the application offices in Gaza and Ramallah) are kindly requested to apply, at least 25 days ahead of the planned departure date.