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Vacancy - Visa Officer

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is seeking a qualified and highly motivated team member for our visa section. The Visa Section provides service and information about regulations and procedures for nationals who want to visit or move to Norway. The Visa Section processes applications for visitor's visas to Norway.

Position: Visa Officer

Type of employment: 100 % permanent position; eligible for Thai citizens and non-Thai citizens

Location: Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Sukhumvit soi 33

Starting date: March/April 2019


Responsibilities: Register and handle visa and residence applications; answer enquiries regarding visa and residence permits by telephone and e-mail; perform interviews with applicants and reference persons; liaison with external service provider, applicants, Norwegian references, companies, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, and other involved parties. Contribute and assist according to instructions.



The following qualifications are required:

  • Fluency (written and oral) in English and in at least one of the following languages: Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog or Bahasa Indonesia
  • Graduate degree, or commercial diploma, or equivalent required
  • Min. 2 years of relevant work experience in an administrative environment
  • Good knowledge of computer applications

The following qualifications will be an advantage:

  • Good knowledge of legal framework and social and cultural situation in one or more of the following countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia or East Timor
  • Previous experience in related field (immigration) is an advantage

Personal skills: This busy role requires a service minded and flexible person who can work structured, independently, efficiently and harmoniously in a fast-paced environment. It provides a good opportunity for someone with solid communication and interpersonal skills who demonstrates cultural awareness and sensitivity, integrity and a professional approach to their work.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Local employment contract with the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok
  • Monthly Salary Range 35000 THB to 45000 THB
  • Good benefit package
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday 0830-1630
  • 25 days annual holiday

How to Apply:

The application including a cover letter, CV with two references and salary expectation, and copies of relevant documents should be delivered in a sealed envelope to the Head of Visa Section, Royal Norwegian Embassy, UBC II Building, 18th Floor, 591 Sukhumvit, Soi 33, Bangkok 10110 or sent by post to Royal Norwegian Embassy, P.O. BOX 19, Prasanmit Post Office, Bangkok 10114. Please mark the envelope “Visa officer application”


The embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability. For enquiries regarding the position, please e-mail the embassy at


Application Deadline: 8 January 2019 at 3 pm

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.