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.

How to apply for a visa

Tajik passport holders need a visa to enter Norway. The Embassy of Germany in Dushanbe handles visa applications on behalf of Norway, and the representation agreement between Norway and Germany in Tajikistan has been reactivated since 22 December 2021.  Please find more information on how and where to apply for a visa at the german embassy website: 


How to apply for a residence permit

Applications for residence permit in Norway are handled by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow.

The applications must be submitted at the Norwegian visa application centers run by the external service provider VFS Global, either in Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan and Almaty) or in the Russian Federation. Please note that from Monday April 4th, 2022, the visa application centers in Kazakhstan is reopened, but with limited capacity. 

Please note that for all applicantions the applicant have to submit their passport when he/she submit the application. The passport will be send to the Norwegian embassy in Moscow for document control before it can be returned to the applicant. For applicants having to travel to another country to submit their application, please have this in mind and consider where you should submit your application and wait for your passport to be returned. If the applicant travels to Moscow and submit at VFS there the return of passport can be done in a few days only.

Please find more information on the VFS website for Russian Federation or VFS website for Kazakstan