Online registration and payment

Before you can hand in your passport and other documentation at a VFS application centre or a Norwegian diplomatic or consular mission, you must register your application online and pay the fee. If this is the first time you are registering an application in the portal, you will need to create a user account first.

Once you have completed the application form online and paid the fee, you will receive confirmation by email with a copy of your application summary, a signature letter (cover letter) and payment receipt attached. You need to print the signature letter, sign it, and submit it together with the other required documentation.

Go to online application

Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation by email, with a cover letter attached. The cover letter will confirm that you have filled in the application form and paid the fee. You need to print this letter and submit it together with the other required documentation.

Application fees


FAMILY REUNION  (NOK 10.500)   35,650 ETB

STUDENTS/RESEARCHERS  (NOK 5.300)   18,000 ETB                    

WORK PERMIT  (NOK 5.400)   18,340 ETB

RENEWAL  (NOK 2.600)   8,830 ETB



Please visit the UDI website for more information about the fees.

Please note that you pay the fee when registering the application in the portal.

Service fee and courier fee at the Norway Visa Application Centre (VFS)

In Ethiopia, applications are received by the external service provider VFS Global, which charges a service fee. The fee is paid directly to VFS Global when submitting the application.

Please note that an additional courier fee of 35,50 EUR will also be added.

Optional services provided at the Visa Application Centre

Certain additional services offered by VFS are not included in the service fee. Please note that these services are optional. For more information please visit the VFSglobal.