Processing time

The processing time for applications is normally up to 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the processing time in these cases may be up to 45 calendar days.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is committed to provide the best possible user service within our legal framework. This also means processing cases on time. In order to do this, we rely on applicants to submit all the mandatory documents on time when they meet for their appointments at the VFS Global offices.

If this is not the case, the processing time will increase, and sometimes this could lead to a refusal. Therefore, we strongly advise applicants to submit all mandatory documents as per the checklists.

You can find information about the required documents at   (choose English language) or at the websites of VFS Global:

You can find country specific information and the checklist for all mandatory documents below:



Saudi Arabia:

United Arab Emirates:

If you have questions on how to apply, kindly contact VFS´s helpline or visit their above -mentioned websites. The contact numbers are as follows:

Afghanistan/Pakistan: + 92 (0) 51 843 9383, email:

Iran: +98 21 82 80 59 15, email:

Saudi Arabia: +966 92 000 2164, email:

United Arab Emirates: +971 4 2055903, email:

In addition, the Embassy would like to highlight for applicants invited to attend Pakistan´s National Day on August 14th, applications has to be submitted before July 15th.

In advance, thank you for your cooperation.

Best regards,

Royal Norwegian Embassy Abu Dhabi