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 Nairobi handles Schengen visas and residence application for nationals going to Norway, from Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. Norway also handles Schengen visa applications for nationals of Uganda on behalf of Lithuania and Iceland.
VFS Nairobi and VFS Dar es Salaam are opening up again from Monday 22nd June. VFS Kampala and VFS Addis Ababa will open from Monday 29th June. Please note that the opening hours will be from 8 am to 1 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please also note that they will only accept applications and resubmissions for residence permits.
Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on who can enter into Norway, no Schengen visas are being processed unless there is an extraordinary case. You can read more about it here.
All applications must be submitted at VFS Global in Kampala.
For information about the application procedures and requirements for other nationals, please select your country from the list on www.norway.no
Important information notice from Schengen Member States
According to Article 12 (a) of the Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009, commonly known as “Visa Code”, the validity of a travel document shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Member States.
According to an official notification from the Kenyan authorities issued to all diplomatic missions, all Kenyan passports – except the new East African Community biometric e-Passport – will be rendered invalid from 1 September 2019.
The Schengen Member States therefore wish to inform the Kenyan public that from 1 June 2019 ONLY the new East African Community biometric e-Passport can be accepted for Schengen visa applications.