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.
Once you have submitted all the application documents at your VFS application center, your application will be sent to the Embassy in Ankara which is responsible for forwarding the application to UDI. You will receive regular updates on your application status by email or SMS.
On this page you will find information about what happens while your application is in process.
Please note that in connection with some applications for residence permit you may be summoned for an interview. You will be notified if this applies to you and where you should meet, normally at an application center or embassy near you.
If you need a visa, you must wait until you have received an answer to your application before you can enter Norway. If you need your passport while waiting for the application to be processed, you must contact the Embassy in Ankara.