Contact adress and visiting hours
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Kirkpinar sokak No. 18
06540 Cankaya Ankara
Telephone: + 90 (312) 408 48 00
Telefax: + +90 (312) 408 48 99
VISITING HOURS: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 09:00-12:00
TELEPHONE HOURS: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 13:30-14:30
When contacting the visa reception, please write in English or Turkish.
How to apply
Applicants register their application in Application Portal Norway. On this website the applicant can both pay the fee and book appointment with the embassy. Please see more information under How to Apply for visa and residencepermitThe Embassy requires personal appearance when submitting all kinds of application.
When application is submitted the embassy will stamp the applicant's travel document. This stamp has no legal implications.
NOTE! All necessary documents must be submitted together with the application. The embassy does not take responsibility for documentation sent by post/fax/e-mail after submitting application. All documents must be be translated into norwegian or english
Applying for visa to Norway in Istanbul
Applications for C-visas to Norway may also be submitted to the Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary in Istanbul. The Norwegian Embassy, having no consulate in Istanbul of its own, are grateful to the Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary in Istanbul, that enables us to offer this extended service.
If you wish to submit your application to the Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary in Istanbul please contact them for information regarding which documents to submit and application procedure.
NOTE! If applying through the Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary in Istanbul, the fee has to be paid to the Hungarian Consulate and not the Norwegian Embassy.
The embassy's processing time for C-visa is 2 weeks. Please see UDI's webpage for processing time concerning other types of applications.
The embassy will contact the applicant when application is processed.
Effective from 05 MARCH 2012, the passports delivery can be done by UPS on behalf of the Norway Embassy. The visa applicant is responsible to write his / her updated contact details (name, address, telephone no, e-mail address etc.) in a readable way on UPS address form, which can be provided from the Visa Officer on the application date.
If you want your passport to be delivered to an address in Ankara, UPS target is to return it within 24 hours after your visa procedure is completed. If your address is outside Ankara, UPS aims to make delivery within 3 days. You will receive automatic messages to your e-mail or cell phone by UPS, before and after your passport delivery.
Please note that UPS will collect the service fee on delivery. The UPS price list is currently the following:
- passport delivery fee for normal address 20 TL
- passport delivery fee for small town and villages 26 TL
What travellers should bring along when travelling to Norway after a visa is granted:
- The guarantee form
- The invitation letter
- Travel Insurance
- Valid return ticket
When you have been granted a residence permit from UDI
The embassy will contact you when we receive the decision from UDI. You must then bring a valid passport to the embassy within the visiting hours. The embassy will normally issue a D-visa the same day, which will be ready for pick up at 16:00. After entering Norway you must contact the local police district within 7 days.
Only the applicant him/herself, or the power of atterney may appeal in case of refusal. An appeal must be submitted within three weeks. The appeal should be sent by post to the embassy marked "Appeal-Visa". If a power of atterney is appealing on behalf of the applicant, the power of atterney must be submitted with the appeal. The appeal must contain reference-number or personal details of the applicant.
If you appeal on a decision made by the embassy, the embassy can either reverse its decision or forward the appeal to UDI. UDI will then make the final decision as to whether or not a visa shall be granted. For processing times at UDI for appeal cases, please click here.
There are visa agents in operation close to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara. Please be informed that any decision to use the service of a visa agent is entirely at the applicant's discretion. However, it is important to note that these agents are in no way whatsoever connected to the Embassy and that they have no influence whatsoever over the outcome of an application. It is also important to note that some of the visa agents charge an unreasonably high fee for services which are not deemed necessary to submit an application. The Embassy has also experienced that certain visa agents help applicants fabricate information and documentation in order to increase the chance of being granted a visa. We strongly advise applicants not to use visa agents who offer to fabricate information in connection with a visa or residence application as it will lead to a rejection by the Embassy if the information submitted is false. If any visa agents say that they can influence your application we urge you to immediately inform the Norwegian Embassy.