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.

Information to applicants residing in Israel: Applications for visitor’s visa and residence permit for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Amman. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Tel Aviv.

Stricter rules for entry to Norway – important changes effective from 29 January 2021

The Norwegian Government has implemented more stringent regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. Several groups who were earlier eligible for entry into Norway, are now not allowed to enter Norway. The new regulations are in force as of 29 January 2021.

You are therefore advised to check whether the new regulations apply to you before you submit an application. For information on the new regulations, and answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage: About the corona situation - UDI

Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway. You will find relevant information regarding required registration form, PCR testing, and quarantine requirements here: Norwegian Institute of Public Health

For any further enquiries, please contact the Norwegian embassy in Amman, which is the regional Hub for Visa and Immigration issues, at

Your short-stay visa allows you to travel to Norway and to other Schengen States, but it does not exempt you from any additional travel restrictions that might be in place within the EU/EEA/Schengen-area. 


Visa and Immigration Hub in Amman

All applications submitted at VFS are sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Amman for further processing. Therefore, we strongly recommend that applications are submitted, as early as possible, ahead of planned departure date. Applicants applying from Tel Aviv are kindly requested to apply, at least 25 days ahead of the planned departure date.