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.
Citizens of Zimbabwe must apply for a visitor’s visa and need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days.
In Zimbabwe the Embassy of Netherland handles visa applications on behalf of Norway. Please refer to https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/travel-and-residence/visas-for-the-netherlands/applying-for-a-short-stay-schengen-visa/zimbabwe for further information.