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 residing in Palestine: Applications for visitor’s visa and residence permit for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Amman. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Ramallah or Gaza City.
Due to technical issues, the processing time for visa and residence applications to Norway or countries we represent (Denmark, Finland, and Iceland) is prolonged. Our technical staff are working on it and we will update the public through our website. The technical challenge we are facing is connected to the process following the establishment of the Visa and Immigration Hub in Amman.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that applications are submitted, as early as possible, ahead of planned departure date. Applicants applying from the Palestinian territories (from the application offices in Gaza and Ramallah) are kindly requested to apply, at least 25 days ahead of the planned departure date.
We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.
Visa and Immigration Hub in Amman.
RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY INTO NORWAY (COVID-19):
The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. For the time being and until further notice, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:
- Press release from The Norwegian Government: Stricter border controls (15.03.20) (link: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/stricter-border-controls-being-introduced/id2693624/)
- The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: Corona information page, Q&A (link: https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/about-the-corona-situation/)
- Norway airports and air traffic information from Avinor (link: https://avinor.no/en/information-in-connection-with-the-coronavirus-covid-19/)
Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway:
Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at VFS’ visa application centers. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.
For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.