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.

The Regional Immigration Hub at The Norwegian Embassy in Amman handles all visa and residence permit applications from Egypt. You will still be able to submit the application and collect your passport and the decision documents at VFS Global application centre in Cairo, but the Norwegian Embassy in Cairo is not responsible for the case processing.

Since all applications submitted at VFS Global in Cairo are processed at the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, we strongly recommend that visa applications are submitted no later than 15 days ahead of the planned departure date. You can submit your application up to 6 months before your planned departure date.

Visa and immigration-related questions should be addressed to VFS Global Cairo by phone +2 02 216 000 53 or e-mail Please check their website for more information.

You can find useful information regarding visa and immigration on the website of The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration