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.
Opening for applications for residence permits to Norway
The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara will open for applications for residence permits to Norway from July 1st from Turkey, Ukraine, Kosovo and Serbia. Please note that it has not been opened for applications for c-visa yet.
All applications for residence permits must be handed in at one of the VFS applications centers. Please note that it is mandatory to book appointment.
Opening dates for different application centers:
VFS Ankara: July 1st
VFS Istanbul: July 8th
VFS Antalya: July 1st
VFS Izmir: July 1st
VFS Kyiv: July 1st
VFS Lviv: July 1st
VFS Kharkiv: July 1st
VFS Prishtina: July 1st
VFS Belgrade: July 1st
VFS Baku: remains closed due to the COVID-19 national restrictions
COVID-19 – virus
Seasonal workers in agriculture in Norway – permit granted but need a new entry deadline
The Government of Norway has decided that seasonal workers from countries outside the EU / EEA who will be working in agriculture should be able to travel to Norway. Press release from the Government in Norwegian (external website).
I am visa-free.If you are visa-free and have been granted a residence permit before 20 April 2020, but are not able to enter Norway because the entry deadline has expired, your employer in Norway must contact UDI, either by telephone or e-mail, with an overview of all his employees who are in this situation. Then UDI will send a new entry notice to your employer.
I need a visa.If you need a visa to travel to Norway for seasonal work, the details for how we will handle these cases during the corona situation is not yet decided. We do not have any further information now, and we will not be able to give you any additional information if you try to contact us. Please check the UDI website for updates.
Sezonski radnici u poljoprivredi u Norveškoj - dozvola je odobrena, ali im je potreban novi rok za ulazak
Vlada Norveške odlučila je da sezonski radnici iz zemalja izvan EU / EEA koji će se baviti poljoprivredom trebaju biti u mogućnosti da otputuju u Norvešku. Zvanična izjava vlade na norveškom jeziku
Ukoliko vam viza nije neophodna.Ako ste bez zahteva za vizu i ako ste dobili dozvolu boravka pre 20-og Aprila 2020., ali ne možete ući u Norvešku, jer je rok za ulazak istekao, vaš poslodavac u Norveškoj mora se obratiti UDI-u, telefonom ili e-poštom, sa pregledom svih njegovih zaposlenih koji se nalaze u ovoj situaciji. Tada će UDI poslati novu obavijest o ulasku vašem poslodavcu.
Ukoliko vam je neophodna viza.Ako vam je potrebna viza za putovanje u Norvešku radi sezonskih poslova, detalji o načinu na koji ćemo rešavati te slučajeve tokom koronske situacije još nisu odlučeni. Za sada nemamo nikakvih dodatnih podataka i nećemo vam moći dati nikakve dodatne informacije ako pokušate da nas kontaktirate. Stoga molimo pogledajte web stranicu UDI-a za sva dodatna uputstva.
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)
- The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: Corona information page, Q&A
- Norway airports and air traffic information from Avinor
For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.
Regulation relating to rejection of foreign nationals without a residence permit out of concern for public health
Covid 19: Instruction on the processing of visa cases to Norway. All visa applications must be rejected, no visas must be issued, except in extraordinary situations