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.
Family members and boyfriend/girlfriend of Norwegians may now come to Norway to visit. Norway opening for some visa categories from July 15th
Starting 15th of July, the Government allows the entry of foreign nationals from countries outside the EU/EEA (referred to as third-country nationals) who have family or an established romantic relationship in Norway. However, no exemptions are to be granted from quarantine duty or from ordinary provisions of the Immigration Act.
Who can apply for a visa to Norway now:
Foreign national who can document place of stay for quarantine according to Covid-19-regulation § 5, first paragraph, and who has the following relation to a person residing in Norway:
- Spouse, registred partner or cohabitant
- Child or stepchild under 21 to a person residing in Norway
- Parent or stepparent to a child under 21 residing in Norway
- Boyfriend/girlfriend who have been in the relationship for a period of at least nine months. Parties are required to have met each other physically. The person who lives in Norway must submit a self-declaration which the relationship partner must present on arrival in Norway, confirming that the two requirements have been met. A copy of the form shall be submitted together with the application for a visa. Form can be found here: https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/solemn-declaration-on-relationship.pdf
For more detailed information on the new regulation, see here https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/endring-i-innreiseregler-fra-15.-juli/
Where and how to apply
From Monday 20th of July it is possible to apply for a visa at VFS Global for the category of applicants mentioned above. Please note that the visa application must be handed in at one of our VFS Global application centers. It is obligatory to book appointment. Due to the Covid 19-pandemic VFS application centers are not open all days: (VFS Ankara and Istanbul are open Wednesdays and Fridays, VFS Izmir and Antalya open Wednesdays). Please find link to all VFS applications centers at our webpage: https://www.norway.no/en/turkey/services-info/visitors-visa-res-permit/
Importance of documentation:
Please note that all normal application requirements for visa are valid. The lists of documentation requirements are available on VFS’ webpages. In addition, when handing in your application at VFS, you must prove that you are in one of the categories mentioned above. If not, VFS are instructed to refuse to receive your application.
For updated regulations and instructions from UDI, please see here (only in Norwegian):
Norveç vatandaslarinin aile mensuplari, erkek/kiz arkadaslari artik ziyaret için Norveç’e seyahat edebilecek. 15 Temmuz’dan itibaren Norveç seçili vize türlerini kabul edecek.
Norveç hükümetinin karariyla 15 Temmuz’dan itibaren AB/EEA disinda bulunan yabanci ülke vatandaslarinin (üçüncu dünya ülke vatandaslarinin) ve Norveç’te ailesi olanlarin veya orada istikrarli iliskisi olanlarin basvurulari kabul edilecek. Buna karsin, karantina zorunlulugundan veya Göçmenlik Yasasi’nin olagan hükümlerinden muaf tutulmayacaklardir.
Norveç vizesi için kimler basvuru yapabilir?
COVID-19 düzenlemesinin 5. Maddesinin birinci fikrasi geregince, karantina boyunca kalacak bir yer kanitlayabilenler ve Norveç’te yasayan kisiyle asagidaki türden bir baglantisi olanlar:
- Es, partner veya birlikte yasanan kimse
- 21 yasindan küçük Norvecçte yasayan çocuk veya üvey çocuk
- 21 yasindan küçük bir çocugun öz veya üvey ebeveyni
- 9 aydan fazla zamandir iliskisi olan erkek/kiz arkadasi olanlar. Iki tarafin da birbirleriyle fiziksel olarak görüsmüs olmasi gerekmektedir. Norveç’te yasayan kisi bir öz beyan sunmalidir. Bu beyani yabanci ülke vatandasi olan partneri Norveç’e vardiginda yetkili makamlara göstermelidir. Bu sekilde her iki tarafin da fiziksel olarak görüsmüs oldugu kanitlanmis olur. Bu formun bir kopyasi vize basvurusu yapilirken sunulmalidir.
Formu linkte bulabilirsiniz: https://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/aktuelt/korona/solemn-declaration-on-relationship.pdf
Düzenlemeyle ilgili daha fazla bilgi için bakiniz: https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/endring-i-innreiseregler-fra-15.-juli/
Nereden ve nasil basvuru yapilir?
Yukarida bahsi geçen kategorideki sahislar 20 Temmuz’dan itibaren VFS Global ofislerinde vize basvurusu yapabilirler. Lütfen unutmayiniz ki basvurular VFS Global ofislerinden birinde yapilmalidir. Basvuru yapmadan önce randevu alinmasi zorunludur. COVID-19 pandemisinden dolayi VFS basvuru merkezlerinin bagzi basvuru merkezleri her gün açik degildir (VFS Ankara ve Istanbul çarsamba ve Cuma günleri açiktir. VFS Izmir ve antalya Carsamba günleri açiktir.) VFS basvuru merkezlerinin web sayfamizdaki tam listesi için linke tiklayiniz: https://www.norway.no/en/turkey/services-info/visitors-visa-res-permit/
Lütfen unutmayiniz ki tüm normal vize uygulamalari geçerlidir. Gerekli evraklarin listesini VFS Global web sitelerinden bulabilirsiniz. Ek olarak, basvurunuzu VFS Global’den yaparken, yukarida belirtilen kategorilerden birinde oldugunuzu kanitlamaniz gerekmektedir. Aksi halde VFS Global basvurunuzu reddetme hakkina sahiptir.
Güncel düzenlemeler ve UDI’nin talimatlari için bakiniz (Yalnizca Norveççedir)
Opening for applications for residence permits to Norway
The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara will open for applications for residence permits to Norway from July 1st from Turkey, Ukraine, Kosovo and Serbia. Please note that it has not been opened for applications for c-visa yet.
All applications for residence permits must be handed in at one of the VFS applications centers. Please note that it is mandatory to book appointment.
Temporary suspension of visa representation agreements
In order to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Norwegian government has decided to suspend all agreements of representation. The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara will therefore not issue Schengen visas to Denmark, Finland or Iceland. Persons that already has been issued a Schengen visa by our Embassy to go to these countries, must contact Danish, Finnish and Icelandic authorities to know if travel is possible.
Danish residence cases that has already been received by the Embassy will be processed as normal.
Restrictions on entry into Norway (COVID-19):
The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. For the time being and until further notice, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:
For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.
Regulation relating to rejection of foreign nationals without a residence permit out of concern for public health
Covid 19: Instruction on the processing of visa cases to Norway. All visa applications must be rejected, no visas must be issued, except in extraordinary situations
Due to the developing Covid-19-quarantine-regulations in Kosovo, Norway stops receiving applications at VFS Prishtina with immediate effect.
Please also note that restrictions on entry into Norway has been implemented. The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway. For the time being, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
Për shkak të rregulloreve në zhvillim të Karantinës-Covid-19 në Kosovë, Norvegjia ndalon pranimin e aplikimeve në VFS Prishtina me efekt të menjëhershëm.
Ju lutemi, gjithashtu vini re se kufizimet për hyrjen në Norvegji janë zbatuar. Qeveria Norvegjeze ka zbatuar kufizime të gjera për hyrje në Norvegji për shkak të përhapjes së COVID-19. Si rezultat, të huajt që nuk kanë një leje qëndrimi të vlefshme në Norvegji do të ndalohen në kufi dhe do ju refuzohet hyrja në Norvegji. Për momentin, vizat për vizitorët në Norvegji nuk do të aprovohen/lëshohen.
Where to hand in my application
Please note that both visa and residence cases must be handed in at one of the visa applications centers of VFS Global in either VFS Global Turkey, VFS Global Ukraine, VFS Global Azerbaijan,VFS Global Kosovo or VFS Global Serbia.
For detailed information on the applications procedure, please refer to the webpages of the different VFS visa application centers provided below.
We would like to bring the attention to the importance of the following:
Please note that from March 6th 2020 it is obligatory to book appointment for handing in your visa application at VFS Prishtina. Please refer to the webpage of VFS Kosovo for detailed information on how to book appointment.
You should make sure to hand in your visa application at least 25 days before your planned date of travel. This is important because it will take several days sending your application back and forth to Ankara for processing. Normal caseprocessing time when the Embassy in Ankara has received your visa application, is 15 days (except 10 days for visas from citizens of Ukraine and Azerbaijan due to Visafacilitation Agreement between these countries and Norway)
If you apply for a residence permit, please note that the Embassy must have your passport together with the application in order to perform ID-control according to instructions from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. This means that if you are applying from VFS Prishtina or from VFS Baku it will take at least one week before your passport is back in Prishtina or Baku.
For information about the application procedures and requirements for applicants, kindly select your country from the list on www.norway.no.
New visa rules from February 2020: Please take note of the following changes in the Visa Regulation (Visa Code) which will enter into force 2nd February 2020:
• Increased fees: The visa fees will be increased from EUR 60 to EUR 80. For children between 6 and 12 years old, the visa fee will be increased from EUR 35 to EUR 40.
• Flexible submission: As of 2nd February 2020 travellers will be able to submit their visa applications up to 6 months ahead of the scheduled departure date. Seafarers can apply up to 9 months in advance. As a rule, applications shall be lodged no later than 15 calender days before the start of the intended visit to the Schengen area.
• Processing time: Visa applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed.
Do you have any questions regarding visa and residence applications to Norway?
Please note that The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway has made a global agreement with VFS Global regarding receiving applications for visa and residence permits, answering phonecalls and answering e-mails on behalf of Norwegian Embassies. Therefore, if you have any questions regarding your visa or residence permit to Norway, you must contact VFS Global. The main webpage of VFS Global is www.vfsglobal.com. From here you can find contact details to the VFS applications centers in the country you want to hand in your application or you want to contact for questions. Below, you can also find the phonenumbers, e-mailadress and webpageadress directly to VFS Turkey, VFS Ukraine, VFS Azerbaijan,VFS Kosovo and VFS Serbia.
Your contactpoint is VFS.
Phonenumbers VFS Global:
For Turkey: +90 0212 373 5816
For Azerbaijan: +994 12 404 76 38 or +994 12 404 76 56
For Ukraine: + 38 044 5945 495 or + 38 050 3238 599
For Kosovo: 0900 11122 or +383 38 606 604 (international)
For Serbia: [email protected]
Webpage VFS Global:
For Turkey: www.vfsglobal.com/norway/turkey
For Azerbaijan: www.vfsglobal.com/norway/azerbaijan
For Ukraine: www.norwayvisa-ukraine.com/english
For Kosovo: www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Kosovo/
For Serbia: www.vfsglobal.com/Norway/Serbia
If VFS is not able to assist you, you may contact the Visa Team at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara by e-mail: [email protected]
Please note that it is not possible to hand in your application at the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara or show up at the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara to hand in appeal or talk to the Visasection, unless the Embassy has spesifically asked you to appear in person at the Embassy and you have a confirmed appointment.
For all other information on rules and regulations on visas and residence permits to Norway, please go to our webpage: www.norway.no/en/turkey
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