The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara is responsible for processing applications for visas as well as residence permits to Norway from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Syria, Ukraine, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Romania. In addition, the Embassy receives applications for residence permits from Georgia, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Bulgaria and North-Macedonia. In this regard, we are looking for an immigration officer to join our Embassy. The vacancy is a fulltime temporary position for 1 year with the possibility of extension/permanent position. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Multilingual Ukrainian, English and Turkish customer service,
  • Receiving, registering, and preparing applications for visa and residence permits from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Syria, Ukraine, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Romania, as well as applications for residence permits from Georgia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Bulgaria and North-Macedonia.
  • Scanning applications.
  • Performing first line ID- and other document control.
  • Responding to questions regarding visa and residence cases, as well as migration related cases.
  • Interpretations and translations, including translation of information for our web pages.
  • Interviewing and DNA-testing of applicants.



  • The following qualifications are required:
    • Fluency (written and oral) in English, Turkish and Ukrainian.
    • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office.
    • Higher education (e.g. university degree) in a relevant field. Long and relevant experience may substitute for higher education.
    • Flexibility
    • Ability to handle considerable workloads
    • Good at teamwork.
  • The following qualifications will be an advantage:
  • Fluency (written and oral) in Russian
    • Experience from work with Embassy/immigration work, or public administration.
    • Good knowledge of legal framework and social and cultural situation in Turkey and/or the other countries from which we process applications

All candidates must have legal residency and hold a valid work permit in Turkey.

Salary will be set on the basis of qualifications and experience. Currency of salary payments are TRY, and a 15 % deduction to SGK will apply. Depending on nationality and residency status, income tax will be applicable to Turkey or Norway.


To be considered for this position, your application must be in English and include:

  • Application form, filled out accurately
  • A cover letter, in which you clearly state motivation, qualifications and relevance to announced position
  • CV
  • Diploma of degree received, including transcript of records


For any questions about the position please contact Kristin Rye Blæstad, email:

Please send your application by e-mail to no later than 07.03.2023 (applications received after this date will not be considered) and mark the application with Vacancy – Immigration Officer.  

Please note that applications or attachments will not be returned and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.