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 Kosovo:

Norway still has strict entry rules because of pandemic

Most people cannot travel to Norway now without belonging to one of the exceptions.


Which persons can travel to Norway on a visa now?

From 12th september new entry regulations have been implemented allowing some more family members and boyfriend/girlfriends entry to Norway. Please find updated information here: Who can enter Norway now

Entry-requirements before and upon arrival in Norway

Please note that there are very strict entry requirements to Norway now due to the pandemic. Here are the main requirements before, upon and after arrival:

  • Registration requirement for all people entering Norway

All people entering Norway must register themselves as part of infection control. The amendment enters into force Monday 21 December 2020. Please read more about this, and how to register here.


  • Mandatory Covid-19-testing for travellers to Norway upon arrival

This new requirement of testing after arrival in Norway comes in addition to the requirement to have a negative Covid-19-pcr-test before travelling to Norway.


  • 10-days quarantine-requirement (for several categories of travellers the quarantine will be in a hotel)

The rules and regulations are currently changing quite often, you must therefore make sure to update yourself on the latest regulation at HelseNorge


Where and how to apply

For the categories of applicants mentioned above, it is possible to apply for a visa at VFS Global Prishtina. Please note that the visa application must be handed in at one of our VFS Global application centers. It is obligatory to book appointment. Please find link to all VFS applications centers at our webpage:


Importance of documentation:

Please note that all normal application requirements for visa are valid. The lists of documentation requirements are available on VFS’ webpages. In addition, when handing in your application at VFS, you must prove that you are in one of the categories mentioned above. If not, VFS are instructed to refuse to receive your application.


Applications for residence permits to Norway

It is possible to apply for residence permit to Norway.

All applications for residence permits must be handed in at one of the VFS applications centers. Please note that it is mandatory to book appointment. Please also note that it is a requirement to give biometrics when applying for a residence permit in Norway.


Temporary suspension of visa representation agreements

In order to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Norwegian government has decided to suspend all agreements of representation. The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara will therefore not issue Schengen visas to Denmark, Finland or Iceland. Persons that already has been issued a Schengen visa by our Embassy to go to these countries, must contact Danish, Finnish and Icelandic authorities to know if travel is possible.


Applications for visitor's visa and residence permit for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Prishtina. 

If you have any questions, please contact our external service provider VFS's Helpline or the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara.

Visa appliction Centre (VFS):
Telephone: 0900 11122 or +383 38 606 604 (international)
Address: Str. Rustem Statovci, No. 36, 10000, Prishtina
Opening hours: Monday to Friday between 09:00-16.00

The Norwegian Embassy, Ankara:
In order to contact the Visa Section at the Embassy in Ankara you must write an email to