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: New entry measures to apply when travelling to Norway (26 November 2021):
As of 26 November 2021, entry restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted, and foreigners who have the right to enter Norway under the Immigration Act may travel to Norway. You must apply for a visa if this is required.
However, new and more strict measures in relation to registration, testing and quarantine will also take effect as of 26 November. You must familiarize yourself with these measures before entering the Schengen area. If you do not comply with all entry measures in force, you will be refused entry to Norway.
One of the new measures is a requirement to register before arrival in Norway. All travelers (except children under 16) entering Norway must complete an entry registration form: entrynorway.no. You will need to present proof of entry registration for inspection on arrival.
For information on the current measures in Norway, please visit:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about the current status.
DNA-tests: DNA-samples may be collected at the Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam by appointment.