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 Embassy of Norway in New Delhi handles visa and residence applications from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Visitor's visa applicants from Nepal going to Iceland is handled by the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi. Likewise, visa applicants from Sri Lanka going to Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Iceland is also handled by the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi. Please read below for the current rules relating to visa application and entry into Norway.
COVID-19: Please check Coronavirus in Norway: Travel advice - helsenorge.no for updated requirements before travelling.
All applications for residence permits must be handed in at one of the VFS applications centers. Please note that it is mandatory to book appointment. All applications will be sent to the Embassy in New Delhi, before forwarded to UDI for processing. Please also note that all passports must be forwarded to the Embassy in New Delhi for control of document.
Please note that since April 2021 it is mandatory to give biometrics when applying for residence permit to Norway.
The Embassy is currently experiencing a surge in visa applications. Please do check our website for details on processing times and apply early.
PLEASE NOTE we do not respond to visa enquiries on social media. All telephone enquiries regarding visas should be routed to VFS. For email enquiries check the instructions below.
Visa and immigration related questions should be addressed to VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd on all days via email or telephone:
India and Nepal: +91 22 67866021
Bhutan: +975 2 33 8383
Embassy visa section
In your request, please mention your full name, d.o.b. and passport number. If already applied, please also submit your reference number.