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.

As a Hub in the region, the Embassy in Amman handles visa and residence applications from 11 countries: Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia (only residence cases), Chad, Israel and Palestinian territories.

Applicants shall submit their applications in their country of origin or residence, as before. However, the establishment of the Hub gives the applicants from any of the above-mentioned countries the choice to submit their applications in Amman, or any of the above-mentioned countries, where Norway has an application center. 

We strongly recommend that applications are submitted, at least 15 days ahead of planned departure date. Applicants applying from Tel Aviv and the Palestinian territories (from the application centers in Gaza and Ramallah) are kindly requested to apply, at least 25 days ahead of the planned departure date. This is due to the time the courier services need to send the documents back and forth to the Embassy in Amman.

COVID-19: 

Your visa does not exempt you from travel restrictions and other measures in place within the EU/EEA/Schengen area in response to the Corona virus. You must familiarize yourself with the rules that apply for your destination before entering the Schengen area.

For information on the current measures in Norway, please visit:

For any further enquiries, please contact the Norwegian embassy in Amman, which is the regional Hub for Visa and Immigration issues in the Middle East and North Africa, at visa.amman@mfa.no

Important information for applicants who apply for family immigration

The embassy does not have the capacity to conduct interviews and collect DNA tests on the same day as a application is lodged. If an interview, or a DNA-test is required, the Embassy will contact the applicant directly at a later stage to arrange an appointment. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO VISA HOLDERS

If you have been issued a visa for the territories of the Schengen States or an entry visa to Norway, Denmark, Iceland or Finland, please make sure that all the information it contains is correct. Please also observe the following:

  1. A Schengen visa does not automatically entitle you to cross the Schengen external border. The final control of the entry conditions is done when you cross the Schengen border
  2. An entry visa entitles you to enter Norway, Denmark or Iceland (please check country code in your visa), and is valid for transit in other Schengen states.

Important information for applicants from Iraq:

Applications can be submitted at VFS Baghdad.

Viktig informasjon til irakiske søkere:

Søknader kan leveres hos VFS i Baghdad.