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.
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.
Are you planning to travel to Norway and need a visa or residence permit?
As of the 28th of July 2019, the Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum will no longer receive applications for a Visitor’s visa/Schengen visa to Norway. If you need a Schengen visa to visit Norway you must instead apply through the services of the Swedish embassy in Khartoum (starting September 1st 2019*).
The Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum will still accept certain categories of applications after 28th of July 2019:
- Applications for a residence permit to Norway from Sudan
- Applications for a residence permit to Norway from Eritrea.
If you are applying for a residence permit from Eritrea you may choose to meet at the Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum or at the VFS Global application center in Addis Ababa. Either way, the application will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, which is a regional hub for immigration cases from East-Africa.
If you are applying for a Schengen visa from Eritrea you may choose to meet at a VFS Global application center working in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi, i.e. VFS in Addis Ababa.
When submitting your application through the services of VFS Global, please note that in addition to the application fee payable online on the Application Portal Norway, you will have to pay a VFS service fee and a courier fee to cover transportation of the application documents between the visa application center and Nairobi, Kenya. These fees are payable to VFS Global on your application day.
For information about fees, including refund policies, please see:
VFS Norway application center in Ethiopia
UDI's fee overview
Applications from other countries:
- The Norwegian embassy in Accra will be the responsible embassy for Schengen visitor’s visa and/or residence permit to Norway from Central African Republic (CAR) starting July 8th 2019.
- The Norwegian embassy in Amman will be the responsible embassy for Schengen visitor’s visa and/or residence permit to Norway from Chad starting July 8th 2019.
For information on how and where to apply, please select your country on www.norway.no.
If you have a pending visa application submitted prior to the 3rd of June 2019, you will be notified about the decision by the Embassy in Khartoum.