Processing time

The processing time for applications is normally up to 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the processing time in these cases may be up to 45 calendar days.

Please note that the 15 days processing time will only start on the date the Embassy in Nairobi receives the paper application from VFS. You should therefore apply in good time before your planned travel.

Please also note that incomplete applications will delay the processing time.

The Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi cannot guarantee that applications submitted at short notice will be processed on time (i.e. less than 15 days).

The Embassy will assess and make the decision on the visa application. The VFS is not involved in the decision making process.