The result of your application

You will be notified by VFS Global in the manner agreed on at the time of your application when your application has been processed.

The result can be picked up at VFS Global’s visa application centre where the application was submitted, or it can be delivered by courier service (extra charge) from VFS.   

If you have been granted a visa:

A sticker will be placed in your passport. Please check the duration of stay specified on the sticker. The duration of stay indicates how many days you are allowed to stay in the Schengen area.

Applicants are requested to check the following:

If your visa was rejected by the Embassy:

If your application was rejected, you will receive a written explanation as to why it was rejected.

You can appeal the decision within three weeks. The appeal can either be e-mailed to or sent by private courier to the Embassy in Nairobi (

Please make sure to mark the appeal with full name and reference number (can be found on the decision letter).

The appeal must be signed by the applicant or the person who holds Power of Attorney.

If the appeal is sent by email, please note the following:

If you want someone to act on your behalf in connection with your appeal, you must first authorise this person:

The signed Power of Attorney must be submitted with the appeal.

If the application was rejected by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI):

The appeal must be forwarded to the UDI by uploading the documents on their website.

Click here for more information about the appeal process and processing times.