Before you can hand in your passport and other documentation at a VFS application centre or a Norwegian diplomatic or consular mission, you must register your application online and pay the fee. If this is the first time you are registering an application in the portal, you will need to create a user account first.
Once you have completed the application form online and paid the fee, you will receive confirmation by email with a copy of your application summary, a signature letter (cover letter) and payment receipt attached. You need to print the signature letter, sign it, and submit it together with the other required documentation.
Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation by email, with a cover letter attached. The cover letter will confirm that you have filled in the application form and paid the fee. You need to print this letter and submit it together with the other required documentation.
You may hand in your application for residence permit at VFS Global in Pretoria or Cape Town. It is also possible to hand in such applications at the Norwegian Consulate in Durban.
The external service provider, VFS Global, charges a service fee: http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/southafrica/
Please visit the UDI website for information about the fees.
Please note that you pay the fee when registering the application in the portal.
VFS also offers some additional services against a fee. Please note that these services are optional.