Travel and border information for Norway

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Residence permit

Citizens of the Seychelles need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days. The Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi handles applications for Residence permit for citizens of the Seychelles.

For nationals of other countries:

  • Nationals of EU/EEA countries do not need a residence permit to stay or work in Norway. However, all nationals of EU/EEA countries who want to stay for longer than three months must register with the police.
  • Nationals of non-EU/EEA countries who want to work in Norway or to stay for longer than 90 days need a residence permit.

The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) normally processes applications for a residence permit. 

Please note:

VFS Nairobi and  VFS Dar es Salaam are opening up again from Monday 22nd June.  VFS Kampala and VFS Addis Ababa will open from Monday 29th June. Please note that the opening hours will be from 8 am to 1 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please also note that they will only accept applications and resubmissions for residence permits.

Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on who can enter into Norway, no Schengen visas is processed unless there is an extraordinary case. You can read more about it here