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.

Welcome to Ankara-hub for visa and residence permit cases.

The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara is handling the following type of applications from the following countries: 

Applications for visa and residence permit from:

  • Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Serbia 

Applications for residence permit from: 

  • Syria, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Croatia, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, North-Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Montenegro

Representation agreements:

  • Norway is representing Denmark in visa and residence cases in Azerbaijan and Kosovo
  • Norway is representing Finland in visa cases in Azerbaijan
  • Norway is representing Iceland in visa cases in Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Ukraine.

If you apply for a visa in representation, the rules and routines are the same as if you apply for a visa to Norway.

If you apply for residence permit to Denmark, you can find the routines here.


COVID-19: Extraordinary entry rules to Norway have been lifted, but new entry measures apply when travelling

The entry restrictions introduced due to the corona situation have been lifted. All foreigners who have the right to entry according to the rules of the Immigration Act can travel to Norway now. You can travel to Norway if you:

    • have a valid residence permit, or you have a right of residence in Norway
    • have a valid visitor´s visa or entry visa to Norway
    • have the right to visit Norway without a visa

This means that there are no entry restrictions to Norway due to the corona situation now, but there are new and stricter requirements for registration, testing when you travel into Norway and quarantine. 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.

Requirements upon entry

Also, more information can be found here.


Where and how to hand in my application? 

All applications for both visas and residence permits must be handed in at one of our VFS Global application centers in either VFS Global Turkey, VFS Global Ukraine, VFS Global Azerbaijan, VFS Global Kosovo or VFS Global Serbia. Please note that currently it is obligatory to book appointment

Please find here contact details to all VFS offices in our region:

Webpage VFS Global:
For Turkey:
For Azerbaijan:
For Ukraine:
For Kosovo:                                                 

For Serbia: 


VFS is firstline for answering questions. However, if VFS is not able to assist you, you may contact the Visa Team at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara by e-mail: The visa team do not answer phonecalls, but will reply to your e-mail within a short time.


At the pages below you can find detailed information on the process of applying for Schengen-visa and residence permit, how to appeal a negative decision, what to do if you have no valid residence card and special information for Syrian applicants.