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 Norwegian Embassy in Accra is responsible for processing applications for visas and residence permits from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo, Cameroon (only residence permits) and Guinea-Bissau (only residence permits).

For information about the application procedures and requirements for applicants outside Ghana, kindly select your country from the list on

All enquiries should also be directed to the VFS Application Centre