New regional system for immigration cases

As of 1 August 2018, applications for visas and residence permits will be processed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. However, applications will still be received through VFS Global in Teheran after this date.

Apply and collect as before!

You will still be able to submit the application and collect the decision letter from the same visa application center as before. Whereas the application procedures remain the same, please take note of the following changes when applying to go to Norway from 1st of August:

  • Extended processing time

The processing time for Schengen visas to Norway is normally 15 days from the date the application is received at the Embassy. Please take note that for a transitionary period you should allow for an additional 3-5 days. We highly recommend that you apply well in advance, at least 4 weeks prior to your planned trip.


  • Already submitted applications

Applications for Schengen visa submitted prior to 1st of August 2018 will be processed and finalized by the embassy in Teheran. If you have applied for a residence permit, you will be notified about the decision either by the application center or by the responsible hub embassy. If you have given someone a power of attorney to represent you in your case, the notification will be sent to this person directly.