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.

Citizens of Egypt (holding a egyptian passport) need to apply for a visitor's visa to enter Norway. If you plan to stay longer than 90 days, you need to apply for a residence permit to enter Norway. 

All applications must be submitted through VFS Global and will be processed by one of our regional hubs. We strongly recommend that visa applications be submitted no later than 15 days before the planned departure date. You can submit your application up to 6 months before your departure date. 

The Norwegian Embassy in Amman is your regional hub, handling your visa and residence permit cases. Please note that all documents will be forwarded from VFS Global to the regional hub to process your applications. 

If you have further queries that VFS cannot answer, you can email your regional hub location. Please note that the hub responsible does not answer visa- and immigration-related questions by telephone. 

If you have already applied, please submit your reference (DUF) or application receipt number from UDI's application portal. Kindly note that this information must be included in your request to receive an answer from us. 

Local VFS contact information

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