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.

Information to applicants in Tanzania: Applications for visitor’s visas and residence permits for Norway are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. All applications are to be submitted through VFS Global in Dar es Salaam.

Please note:

VFS Nairobi and VFS Dar es Salaam are opening up again from Monday 22nd June. VFS Kampala and VFS Addis Ababa will open from Monday 29th June. Please note that the opening hours will be from 8 am to 1 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please also note that they will only accept applications and resubmissions for residence permits.

Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on who can enter into Norway, no Schengen visas are being processed unless there is an extraordinary case. You can read more about it here