Dear all visa applicants,
The Norwegian Visa Hub in Abu Dhabi is now experiencing an unprecedented number of applications from the GCC region, as well as facing certain technical difficulties. Therefore, we advise all travelers to apply for Schengen visum to Norway at least 30 days before your planned travel. Currently we are processing applications received in Abu Dhabi in the middle of June. We give priority according to travel dates, and our target is to provide an answer prior to departure dates. In this regard, we stress that you should not buy your tickets and pay hotel bookings before you know that a visa has been granted.
Kindly note that from Sunday 7 July 2019 you must have a pre-booked appointment with VFS in order to submit your visa applications. Information on how to book appointments can be found at the homepage of VFS Global for Iran, UAE, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will regularly update on the situation on the Embassy’s homepage. We also refer to information on the webpages of VFS Global and VFS Helpline.
Wishing you a very good trip to @visitnorway, with kindest regards
Royal Norwegian Embassy Abu Dhabi