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.

COVID-19: New entry measures to apply when travelling to Norway (26 November 2021)

As of 26 November 2021, entry restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted, and foreigners who have the right to enter Norway under the Immigration Act may travel to Norway. You must apply for a visa if this is required.

 However, new and more strict measures in relation to registration, testing and quarantine will also take effect as of 26 November. You must familiarize yourself with these measures before entering the Schengen area. If you do not comply with all entry measures in force, you will be refused entry to Norway.

 For information on the current measures in Norway, please visit:

How to apply for a visa to Norway

Kyrgyz passport holders need a visa to enter Norway. The representation agreement between Norway and Germany in Kyrgyztan is reactivated from 22nd Decembr 2021.

The Embassy of Germany in Bishkek handles short stay Schengen visa applications on behalf of Norway. For more information on how and where to apply for a visa, see the german embassy website: Виза и въезд в страну - Федеральное министерство иностранных дел Германии (


How to apply for a residence permit

Applications for residence permit in Norway are processed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow.

The applications must be submitted at the Norwegian visa application centers run by the external service provider VFS Global, either in Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan and Almaty) or in the Russian Federation.

Please note that for all applicantions the applicant have to submit their passport when he/she submit the application. The passport will be send to the Norwegian embassy in Moscow for document control before it can be returned to the applicant. For applicants having to travel to another country to submit their application, please have this in mind and consider where you should submit your application and wait for your passport to be returned. If the applicant travels to Moscow and submit at VFS there the return of passport can be done in a few days only.

Please find more information on the VFS website for Russian Federation or VFS website