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.

Citizens of Tanzania must apply for a visitor's visa if they wish to visit Norway for 90 days or less. Likewise, citizens of Tanzania need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days.

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

All applications are to be submitted at the VFS Global application centre in Dar es Salaam.

For information about the application procedures and requirements for other nationals, please select your country from the list on www.norway.no 

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

COVID-19: Entry measures when travelling to Norway

The entry restrictions introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been lifted. All foreigners who have the right to entry according to the rules of the Immigration Act can travel to Norway now. 

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Covid-19 and 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' Visa Application Center in Dar es Salaam is open, but with reduced capacity. Please visit www.vfsglobal.com for more information and to make an appointment.

Interviews: Interviews may be carried out at the VFS Global Visa Application Center in Dar es Salaam at this time. However, as the situation may rapidly change, applicants are advised to contact the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi visa.nairobi@mfa.no to enquire about the current status. 

DNA-tests: DNA-samples may be collected at the Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam by appointment.