New regional system for immigration cases
As from 27th of July 2018, applications for visa and residence permit will be processed by the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi. However, applications will still be received through VFS Global in Uganda after this date.
Apply and collect as before!
You will still be able to submit the application and collect the decision letter from the same visa application center as before. Whereas the application procedures remain the same, please take note of the following changes when applying to go to Norway from 27th of July 2018:
- Extended processing time
The processing time for Schengen visas to Norway is up 15 days from the date the application is received at the Embassy. Please take note that you should allow for an additional 3-5 days for the transportation of your documents between the visa application center and the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi. We highly recommend that you apply well in advance, at least 4 weeks prior to your planned trip.
For more information on processing times, see this link.
- Introduction of a courier fee
As before, there will be a visa application fee, and a service fee charged by VFS Global. In addition, there will be a courier fee to cover transportation of your documents between the visa application center and the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi.
For more information about fees, please consult the website of VFS Global.
- Already submitted applications
Applications for Schengen visa submitted prior to 27th of July 2018 will be processed and finalized by the Embassy in Kampala. If you have applied for a residence permit, you will be notified about the decision either by the application center or by the responsible hub embassy. If you have given someone a power of attorney to represent you in your case, the notification will be sent to the this person directly.