Vacancy: Visa Officer

NB. Position open only for persons who has solid knowledge of Nepal and who is fluent in Nepali and English

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi, has a vacant full time position as “Visa Officer” in the Immigration and Consular Section from May/June 2017.

The Embassy has a total of 15 diplomatic staff and 28 local employees, in addition to our commercial section, Innovation Norway with 10 employees. Currently there are 7 employees in the Visa & Consular Section.

The Embassy is located in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, and handles visa- and residence permit applications from India and Bhutan. In August 2017 the Embassy will start handling applications from Nepal. 

Job description

  • Register visa applications from Nepal, India and Bhutan
  • Data registration in electronic database
  • Capture biometrics
  • Handle enquiries regarding visa, residence and work permits
  • Answer inquiries by telephone and email
  • Check applications and documentation (verifications)
  • Perform interviews with applicants and reference persons
  • Communication between applicants, Consulates, Norwegian Immigration Authorities, VFS application centers, Norwegian/Indian/Bhutanese/Nepalese companies etc.
  • Filing, scanning and archiving of visa applications
  • Prepare applications for Norwegian passports
  • Assist in consular cases
  • General assistance in visa and consular matters according to      instructions
  • Take part in other parts of the Embassy work, when required 

Job requirements

  • Solid knowledge of Nepal
  • Fluent verbal and written Nepali and English
  • Graduate degree or commercial diploma or equivalent required
  • Min. 2 years of work experience in an administrative environment
  • Good knowledge of computer applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively, concisely and appropriately to all clients
  • Previous experience in related field (immigration) will be an added advantage
  • Flexible approach during visa high season (April to August) with limited possibilities to take holidays, irregular working hours with payed overtime may occur.

Personal skills

  • Ability to work structured, independently and efficiently
  • Team oriented
  • Ready to be part of an international work environment
  • Solid communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work in stressful situations
  • Integrity          
  • Service minded
  • Loyal and professional approach
  • Ability to participate productively as a contributing member in a team environment

 Terms and conditions

  • The Embassy is following Indian Law with respect to employment rights
  • Salary in accordance with education/experience and skills
  • Social security benefits in accordance with the social security legislation in India

  • Working days: Monday-Friday and 25 days annual vacation

  • Full time position with 6 months’ probation period and a 37,5 hour week incl. lunch

Interested?

Your application should be submitted to emb.newdelhi@mfa.nolatest March 30, 2017.

 We recommend you to submit an application that includes:

  • curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, 2 reference letters from former employers, course certificate(s).
  • specification on your knowledge on Nepal
  • clarification on your level of both Nepali and English, and your computer skills.

Please mark the subject field with; “APPLICATION FOR POSITION AS A VISA OFFICER _NEPAL_ your name”.

More information regarding the position can be obtained by mailing or calling the Mission.

Email: emb.newdelhi@mfa.no, Phone: 011 41363200