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.

The Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi handles Schengen visas and residence permit applications for nationals going to Norway from Somalia. All applications must be submitted at VFS Global in Nairobi. For information about the application procedures and requirements for other nationals, please select your country from the list on