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. Follow news updates about temporary restrictions on entry into Norway here.
The visa section of the Embassy is now accepting new applications for residence permits and visas. VFS will start accepting applications from Monday July 12th, but applicants can book appointments now. Students accepted at Norwegian universities can also book appointments, and they will be issued visas when their permits are granted and they are allowed to travel to Norway.
The entry restrictions to Norway are still in place. In addition, there are strict entry restrictions into India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, there are no commercial flights and it is difficult to return. Because of this, visitor’s visas to Norway will only be granted in extraordinary cases.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – TEMPORARY CHANGES IN VISA PRACTICE - EFFECTIVE FROM 14.09.2020Following the strict entry restrictions into India, Nepal and Sri Lanka due to the corona situation, there are no commercial flights to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka now. Because it is so difficult to return, a visitor visa to Norway will only be granted in extraordinary cases.These temporary changes in the visa practice will last until commercial flights resume to the countries.For information on your possibilities for getting a visitors visa now, please visit The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) webpage: https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/visit-and-holiday/visitors-visa-to-norway/?c=tha#link-779 and https://www.udiregelverk.no/en/documents/udi- guidelines/udi-2012-006/
VIKTIG MELDING –MIDLERTIDIGE ENDRINGER I VISUMPRAKSIS FRA 14.09.2020Som følge av strenge innreiserestriksjoner i India, Nepal og Sri Lanka grunnet koronasituasjonen, går det ikke ordinære flyvninger til India, Nepal og Sri Lanka nå. Fordi det er så vanskelig å reise tilbake vil det nå kun innvilges besøksvisum i spesielle tilfeller. Disse endringene vil vare frem til kommersielle flyvninger til landene gjenopptas.Dersom du ønsker å lese mer om dine muligheter til å få visum nå , vennligst se https://www.udi.no/skal-soke/besok-og-visum/besoksvisum-til-norge/?c=tha#link-775 og https://www.udiregelverk.no/rettskilder/udi-retningslinjer/udi-2012-006/