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.

All enquiries should also be directed to the VFS Application Centre.

A Schengen visa is valid for these countries.

You should apply to Norway if

• Norway is the only Schengen country you will visit.
• Norway is the main destination of your trip (i.e. where you will spend the most days).
• If there is no main destination, you should apply to the first Schengen country you enter (For applicants from West Africa, this will in general not be Norway, because there are no direct flights).

How and where to apply

All applications for visas, residence and work permits can be submitted at the Visa Application Centre (VFS) in Abidjan. Citizens of Sierra Leone can also submit their application to VFS in Accra. Applicants can no longer submit applications directly to the Norwegian Embassy in Accra.

Register your application and pay the fee online at the UDI Application Portal prior to submission at the VFS Application Centre.

You must visit the VFS in person.You cannot send someone else to submit on your behalf.
Submit your application
and all required supporting documents to one of these VFS centreslisted below.

Visa information
The Norwegian Embassy in Ghana handles all visa applications. However, visa and Immigration related questions should always be addressed to VFS Global via email or telephone. In your request, please mention your full name, DOB and passport number. If already applied, please also submit your reference number

VFS Cote D’Ivoire:
Centre de demande de Visas pour la Norvège et le Danemark (VFS Global)
derrière le COMMISSARIAT DU 12éme ARRONDISSEMENT de Police.
2 Plateaux Vallons – Cocody, Abidjan.
Tel: +225 (0) 22 43 17 51  

VFS Ghana:
Visa Application Centre (VFS Global)
Plot No. 29, 9 Kakramadu Road,
Cantonment, Accra (Next to the GOETHE institute)
Tel.: +233 (0) 302746212