Before you apply

Find out what type of residence permit you need, e.g. in connection with work, studies, family immigration or to stay in Norway as an au pair. You will find information on the different types of residence permit on UDI’s website

In order to apply for a residence permit from Saudi Arabia you must either be a citizen of Saudi Arabia or have a residence permit in Saudi Arabia. You must have had the residence permit for at least six months before you apply for the residence permit.

In Saudi Arabia, applicants for visa or residence permits submit their application at the Norway Visa Application Centre (VFS Global).

Once completed, VFS Global will send the application to the Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi for further examination.

If you want someone to act on your behalf in connection with your application, you must authorise this person to do so. Please visit the UDI website for more information and the relevant form.