Before you apply
Find out what type of residence permit you need, e.g. in connection with work, studies, family immigration or to stay in Norway as an au pair. You will find information on the different types of residence permit on UDI’s website.
Who can apply?
In order to apply for a residence permit to Norway from Turkey, you must either be a citizen of Turkey or have a residence permit in Turkey.
Citizens of Turkey
Turkish citizens submit their applications at one of the Visa Application Centers in Ankara, Antalya or Izmir, and not at the Embassy.
Third country citizens with a residence permit in Turkey
Syrian citizens, and third country nationals with minimum 6 months of legal stay in Turkey, can submit their residence permit applications at a VFS Center, in Ankara, Istanbul, Antalya or Izmir. For more information regarding Syrian applicants, please click here.
Citizens of Iraq
It is the Norwegian Embassy in Amman (Jordan), which is responsible for Iraq. Therefore, persons residing in Iraq must apply at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman, even though it could be more difficult to travel from Iraq to Jordan than to Turkey.
Only citizens of Iraq who have been living in Turkey for 6 months with residence permit can apply for visa or family immigration at VFS in Ankara, Antalya or Izmir.