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:
COVID-19 – virus
Due to the developing Covid-19-quarantine-regulations in Kosovo, Norway stops receiving applications at VFS Prishtina with immediate effect.
Please also note that restrictions on entry into Norway has been implemented. The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway. For the time being, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
Important: Because of the current situation the Embassy will temporarily not be able to return passports to applicants that already have submitted applications.
Për shkak të rregulloreve në zhvillim të Karantinës-Covid-19 në Kosovë, Norvegjia ndalon pranimin e aplikimeve në VFS Prishtina me efekt të menjëhershëm.
Ju lutemi, gjithashtu vini re se kufizimet për hyrjen në Norvegji janë zbatuar. Qeveria Norvegjeze ka zbatuar kufizime të gjera për hyrje në Norvegji për shkak të përhapjes së COVID-19. Si rezultat, të huajt që nuk kanë një leje qëndrimi të vlefshme në Norvegji do të ndalohen në kufi dhe do ju refuzohet hyrja në Norvegji. Për momentin, vizat për vizitorët në Norvegji nuk do të aprovohen/lëshohen.
E rëndësishme: Për shkak të situatës aktuale, Ambasada përkohësisht nuk do të jetë në gjendje të kthejë pasaportat për aplikantët të cilët tashmë dorëzuar aplikimet e tyre.
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.
Danish residence cases that has already been received by the Embassy will be processed as normal.
Restrictions on entry into Norway (COVID-19):
The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. For the time being and until further notice, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:
- Press release from The Norwegian Government: Stricter border controls (15.03.20)
- The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: Corona information page, Q&A
- Norway airports and air traffic information from Avinor
Regulation relating to rejection of foreign nationals without a residence permit out of concern for public health
Covid 19: Instruction on the processing of visa cases to Norway. All visa applications must be rejected, no visas must be issued, except in extraordinary situations
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 Pristina. Norway is also handling visa applications on behalf of Denmark and Iceland and residence cases on behalf of Denmark. If you are applying for a visa to Iceland or Denmark, you are to follow the same process as if you were to apply for a visa to Norway. If you are applying for a residence permit to Denmark please send an email to [email protected] for instruction on procedure.
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: +383 38 412 712 or +383 38 412 812
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: Str. Rustem Statovci, No. 36, 10000, Prishtina
Opening hours: Monday to Friday between 09:00-16.00