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.
The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara is responsible for processing applications for visas and residence permits from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Syria, Ukraine, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia and Romania. In addition, the Embassy receives applications for residence permits from Georgia, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Bulgaria and North-Macedonia.
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 or VFS Global Kosovo.
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:
- 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.
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 and VFS Kosovo.
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: +383 38 412 712 or +383 38 412 812
E-mails VFS Global:
For Turkey: email@example.com
For Azerbaijan: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Ukraine: email@example.com
For Kosovo: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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@example.com
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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