3 Online registration and payment

Before you can hand in your passport and other documentation at the VFS, you must register your application in the Application Portal. When you have filled in the application form, you need to pay a fee and book an appointment. The fee must be paid with a credit card. If there are several family members applying, a form has to be filled in for each applicant (including small children).

Once you have registered your application, you will receive confirmation by email, with a cover letter attached. The cover letter confirms that you have filled in the application form and paid the fee. You need to print this letter, sign it, and submit it together with the rest of the required documentation.

This form also includes a power of attorney form that you need to fill in, if you want the reference person (or someone else in Norway) to get the decision when the case is finalized (or information during the processing of the case).