Are you planning to travel to Norway?

New regional system for immigration cases: As from 23 July 2018, applications for visa and residence permit will be processed by the Norwegian embassy in Abu Dhabi. However, applications will still be received through VFS Global in Saudi Arabia after this date.

Apply and collect as before!

You will still be able to submit the application and collect the decision letter from the same visa application center as before. Whereas the application procedures remain the same, please take note of the following changes when applying to go to Norway from 23 July:

  • Extended processing time

The processing time for Schengen visas to Norway is up to 15 days from the date the application is received at the Embassy. Please take note that you should allow for an additional 3-5 days for the transportation of your documents between the visa application center and Abu Dhabi. We highly recommend that you apply well in advance, at least 4 weeks prior to your planned trip.

For more information on processing times, see Processing times for visa applications.

  • Introduction of a courier fee

As before, there will be a visa application fee, and a service fee charged by VFS Global. In addition, there will be a courier fee to cover transportation of your documents between the visa application center and Abu Dhabi.

For more information about fees, please consult the website of VFS Global.

  • Already submitted applications

Applications for Schengen visa submitted prior to 23 July 2018 will be processed and finalized by the embassy in Riyadh. If you have applied for a residence permit, you will be notified about the decision either by the application center or by the responsible hub embassy. If you have given someone a power of attorney to represent you in your case, the notification will be sent to the this person directly.