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.

All enquiries should also be directed to the VFS Application Centre.

A Schengen visa is valid for these countries.  

You should apply to Norway if:

  • Norway is the only Schengen country you will visit.
  • Norway is the main destination of your trip (i.e. where you will spend the most days).
  • If there is no main destination, you should apply to the first Schengen country you enter (For applicants from West Africa, this will in general not be Norway, because there are no direct flights).

How and where to apply

All applications for visas, residence and work permits should be submitted at the Visa Application Centre (VFS) in Accra. Applicants can no longer submit applications directly to the Norwegian Embassy in Accra.

Register your application and pay the fee online at the UDI Application Portal prior to submission at the VFS Application Centre.

You must visit the VFS in person.You cannot send someone else to submit on your behalf.

Submit your application and all required supporting documents to:

Visa Application Centre (VFS Global)
Plot No. 29, 9 Kakramadu Road
Cantonment, Accra (Next to the GOETHE institute)
Tel.: +233 (0) 302746212