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 Nepal must apply for a visitor's visa. Likewise, citizens of Nepal need a residence permit in order to work or take up residence for longer than 90 days.

Applications for visa and residence permits for Nepalese citizens going to Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi. The same applies for Nepalese citizens going to Iceland for up to 90 days (Schengen visa).

But, you still apply in Kathmandu, and collect in Kathmandu!

Although the place for case processing is in New Delhi you do not have to go there. You can apply from VFS application center in Kathmandu (external link). Your passport(s) will be returned to the Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu.

You can more read more about the application procedures on the Embassy page for New Delhi, India.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please refer to the VFS application center in Kathmandu (external link).