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Dear all visa applicants,

The Norwegian Visa Hub in Abu Dhabi is now experiencing an unprecedented number of applications from the GCC region, as well as facing certain technical difficulties. Therefore, we advise all travelers to apply for Schengen visum to Norway at least 30 days before your planned travel.

Currently we are processing applications received in Abu Dhabi during the two first weeks of July. We give priority according to travel dates and our target is to provide an answer prior to departure dates. In this regard, we stress that you should not buy your tickets and pay hotel bookings before you know that a visa has been granted.

The Norwegian Visa Hub in Abu Dhabi is currently processing applications as follows:

For Iran- applications submitted in June

For Pakistan- applications submitted in July

For the UAE- applications submitted in July


Kindly note that from Sunday July 7th 2019 you must have a prebooked appointment with VFS in order to submit your visa applications. Information on how to book appointments can be found at the homepage of VFS Global.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and we will regularly update the situation on the Embassy’s homepage. We also refer to information on the webpages of VFS Global and VFS Helpline.

Wishing you a very good trip to @visitnorway, with kindest regards

Royal Norwegian Embassy Abu Dhabi.