Hand in your documents

You must bring with you:

The application process will start once all the required documents have been submitted.

Missing documents may delay the application process.

Submit your application and all the required documents to one of the VFS Global Application Centers representing Norway.

Biometric identifiers

All applicants are required to visit a VFS Application Center in person. You cannot send someone else to submit on your behalf. At that time, the following biometric identifiers of the applicant shall be collected:

If you submitted your fingerprints to a Schengen country during the last 59 months, the fingerprints shall be copied to the new application and you are not required to submit fingerprints again. However, you may request to have your fingerprints collected again if you are unsure whether the fingerprints can be reused. If the Embassy is unable to copy your fingerprints from a previous application, you must return to VFS to give your fingerprints again.


If you have lodged the application no later than 15 days and up to 6 months (9 months for seafarers) before your planned departure date, and the application contains

the application is admissible. Please note that in addition to these mentioned basic elements of your visa applications, further requirements of supporting documents must be handed in.