Processing time

The processing time for applications is normally up to 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the processing time in these cases may be up to 45 calendar days.

Please note that the current processing time for visa application is up to 4 weeks from you hand it in to VFS Global.

However, we will normally give you a decision within 15 days from receiving the application in Accra. In order for this to be possible, the application must be complete and all the necessary documentation handed in at VFS. The period taken to process a case is calculated from the day we receive the original documents at the Embassy from VFS and not from the day the application was submitted at VFS.

However, if there is any doubt as to whether the application is to be rejected or approved the application will be sent to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Applications sent to UDI will normally be processed within 30 days. The period taken to process a case in UDI is calculated from the day UDI receives the application from the Embassy.