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.
04.04.2020: Norway does not accept new applications for a Schengen visa
For the time being, Norway does not accept new applications for a Schengen visa. Exceptions are only made for extraordinary circumstances. Such applicants must contact the Visa Section of the Norwegian Embassy in Accra, Ghana, before applying. It is still possible to apply for residence permits. However, all VFS Global application centres in West Africa, including the visa application centre in Dakar, Senegal, are currently closed. The Visa Section at the Norwegian Embassy in Accra is also closed and has not resumed normal operations. All this means that it is highly difficult or impossible to apply for both visas and residence permits at the moment.
16.03.2020: Please click here for information regarding Restrictions on entry into Norway due to COVID-19.
Enquiries should be directed to the VFS Application Centre in Dakar.