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.

Citizens of Lebanon (holding a Libanese passport) need to apply for a visitor's visa to enter Norway. If you plan to stay longer than 90 days, you need to apply for a residence permit to enter Norway.

All applications submitted at VFS Global in Beirut are processed at the Norwegian Embassy in Amman. We strongly recommend that visa applications are submitted no later than 15 days ahead of the planned departure date. You can submit your application up to 6 months before your planned departure date.

Visa and immigration-related questions should be addressed to VFS Global Beirut by phone +96 (01) 1743643 or e-mail

You can find useful information regarding visa and immigration on the website of The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration


If you have been issued a visa for the territories of the Schengen States or an entry visa to Norway or Iceland, please make sure that all the information it contains is correct. Please also observe the following:

  1. A Schengen visa does not automatically entitle you to cross the Schengen external border. The final control of the entry conditions is done when you cross the Schengen border
  2. An entry visa entitles you to enter Norway or Iceland (please check country code in your visa), and is valid for transit in other Schengen states.