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 in Lebanon:

As of the 28th of August 2019, applications for a visitor’s visa or residence permit to Norway will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, which will become a regional hub for immigration from the Middle East and North Africa. You will still be able to submit the application and collect your passport and the decision documents at VFS Global application centre in Lebanon, but the Norwegian Embassy in Beirut will from this date no longer be responsible for the case processing.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beirut also represents Iceland in visa matters. If you are applying for a visa to travel to Iceland, you are to follow the same process as if you were applying for a visa to Norway.