News for Nepalese citizens going to Norway – cases will be handled in New Delhi

From 1 September, visa procedures for Nepalese citizens going to Norway will be undergoing a few changes. Applications for visa and residence permits for Nepalese citizens going to Norway will be shifted from the Danish Embassy in Kathmandu to the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi. The same applies for Nepalese citizens going to Iceland for up to 90 days (Schengen visa).

Apply in Kathmandu – collect in Kathmandu!
Although the place for case processing move, the good news is that you do not have to. Applications will still be received and passports returned at the Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu. 

Three changes for Nepalese citizens applying for Norway (and Iceland):

1. Online registration and payment
Prior to your appointment at VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd in Kathmandu, you must register your application and pay the application fee online. Please see the Application Portal Norway.

2. Extended processing time
The case handling time for Schengen visas is 15 days from the application is received at the Embassy in New Delhi. Please take into account that courier may take an additional 6-10 days to/from VFS in Kathmandu and the Embassy in New Delhi. 

We highly recommend that you apply well in advance, at least 4 weeks prior to your planned trip. You may register your application 3 months before your trip.

3. Two or more travelling together? Save time by using “group visa”
If one or more persons are accompanying you, you may register your applications as a “group visa” in the Application Portal, which will save you time in the visa process. Please see Embassy information on group visa.

Make sure your group meet at VFS at the same time to hand in your applications.

Queries regarding your application?
For information on application procedures and contact info for VFS, please visit VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. homepage.

Please note that all questions regarding your application routines, regulations and status MUST be addressed to VFS.

India : +91 22 67866021
Bhutan: +975 2 33 8383
Nepal: 1800910119, +9779824903641

India and Bhutan:  

In your request, please mention your full name, d.o.b. and passport number. If already applied, please also submit your reference number.

Norway Visa Application Center
Academy of Culinary Arts Building,
Ground Floor Mahalaxmisthan Marga,
Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu Nepal.

Submission Timings-09:00 – 16:00 hrs
Passport Collection Timings – 09:00 – 1600 hrs

Detailed information and step-by-step guidance can also be found on the Directorate of Immigration in Norway (UDI) homepage.

Information can also be found on the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi homepage

We wish you a great trip to Norway!

Overview of Nordfjord, from Hoven to Olden. Photo: Bård Basberg/Loen Skylift.