Travel and border information for Norway

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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.

Sudanese citizens must apply for a visitor's visa. Likewise, citizens of Sudan need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days.

Applications for Schengen visas to Norway are handled by the Embassy of Sweden in Khartoum. You will find contact information for the Embassy of Sweden in Khartoum here.

For information on how to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway, please visit the the Embassy of Sweden's website.

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the representation agreement Norway has with Sweden for handling Schengen visa applications in Khartoum has been temporarily suspended until further notice.

Applicants in Sudan who wish to apply for a Schengen visa to Norway, may submit their applications at the VFS Global Visa Application Center in Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Kampala or Dar es Salaam.  

Covid-19 and entry requirements to Norway
The Norwegian government has announced that from the 9th of November 2020 the following entry requirements to Norway apply:

  • Travelers from "red" countries must show a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test when entering Norway. The test must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry. Here you can read more about the test and who the requirement applies to.
  • Those who do not reside in Norway, or have an employer or client in Norway who can provide a suitable place to stay when entering Norway, must stay in a quarantine hotel for the first 10 days after entry to Norway. It is still possible to visit Norway, but visitors must spend their first 10 days at a quarantine hotel and have themselves tested during their quarantine period.

The Norwegian health authorities are responsible for the new rules (external website).

You will find relevant information regarding entry and quarantine requirements on the following websites:

Please note that the final control of the entry conditions occurs when you cross the Schengen external border.

For more information about the entry restrictions that have entered into force as a result of the Covid-19 situation, please visit UDI's information page about the Corona situation

Services for applicants 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our ability to provide services for applicants who wish to apply for visas and residence permits has been affected. 

Please note the following: 
VFS Global: VFS Global's Visa Application Centers in Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa are open, but with reduced capacity. Please visit for more information and to make an appointment.

Interviews: To protect applicants and staff from the risk of contracting Covid-19, interviews will not be conducted at the Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum at the present time. As soon as the situation changes we will start contacting applicants to make appointments for interviews.

DNA-tests: To protect our staff and applicants from the risk of contracting Covid-19, it is not possible for the Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum to collect DNA-samples at this time. As soon as the situation changes we will start contacting applicants to make appointments for DNA-testing.  

Applications for residence permits are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi.

Applicants from Sudan and Eritrea may submit their residence permit applications at the Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum.  

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,  which is a regional hub for immigration cases from East-Africa.

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 the application procedures and requirements for other nationals, please select your country from the list on 

For more information on how to apply for a Schengen visa or residence permit, please visit the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi's website.