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.

Due to the security situation in Sudan, the Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum is now closed and does not accept applications for residence permits.

Sweden represents Norway in Sudan, which means that applications for Schengen visas to Norway are handled by the Embassy of Sweden in Khartoum. Please note that the Embassy of Sweden in Khartoum is also closed due to the security situation in the country, and it is therefore not possible to apply for Schengen visas to Norway through the Swedish Embassy at this time. For more information, you can contact the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi.

Here you will find information regarding the situation in Sudan and applications for residence in Norway

If you want to apply for a residence permit you may choose to meet at one of the VFS Global application centres in either Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Kampala or Dar es Salaam, which works in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi

Is it also possible to submit your application for a residence permit at one of the VFS application centers in the region covered by the Norwegian Embassy in Amman.

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