Processing time

The processing time for applications is normally up to 15 calendar days. In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the processing time for these may be up to 30 days. In exceptional cases UDI may take up to 60 days to make a decision.

Apply well in advance of your travel
We recommend that you apply at least 4 weeks prior to departure. You may register your application 3 months before your planned trip.
The case handling time is counted 15 days from the application is received at the Norwegian Embassy in London, to it is picked up by the courier at the embassy.
Therefore, please take into account that due to courier between the locations, the amount of days until you receive your decision will often be more than 15 days.
Read more about case processing time for visas on UDIs homepage.
Can your case be moved to the front of the queue? Read about the special circumstances that are required for your case to be given priority, on UDIs homepage.