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 - 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. 

Embassy’s visa section is available for telephone enquiries from 10:00 to 12:00 hours (Monday to Friday).