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:

Important notice to our applicants in Kosovo

Lately, the Embassy has received feedback from some applicants regarding difficulties of failed payment of visa fee on the application portal. We are in the process of troubleshooting, and we hope that the problem is resolved shortly. The Embassy apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Where and how to apply

Applications for visitor's visa and residence permit for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Türkiye. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Prishtina. Please note that is is obligatory to book appointment.

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. Lidhja e Prizrenit, No. 20- Tophane , 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