Visas and Residence Permits

Nationals of certain countries need a visa in order to visit Norway for up to 90 days. All foreign nationals who are to stay in Norway for more than 90 days must have a residence permit. Foreign nationals who are to work in Norway will in many cases need to have a residence permit, even for stays of less than 90 days. Read more

If you plan to visit Norway for less than 90 days, you can apply for a visitor's visa. With this visa, you can visit all Schengen countries. Read more

If you intend to stay in Norway for more than 90 days, or if you are going to work while in Norway, you need to apply for Residence or Work Permit. Read more

Contact address, visiting hours, fees, insurance and further information. Read more

Below is a list of frequently asked questions we receive concerning visas and other permits. Read more

Persons travelling to Norway can apply for a visa at the Hungarian General Consulate in Istanbul. Read more

The new Visa Application Centre in Ankara. 
Photo: Julie Normann Eikaas.

Three visa application centers in Ankara, Izmir and Antalya are now the main channel in Turkey for applying for visas and residence permits to Norway. Read more

Iraqis without residence permits in Turkey can not apply for visa or family immigration in Ankara Read more

This page gives useful information to Syrian applicants about submitting applications, giving a DNA-sample and about the procedure for achieving an exit permit from Turkey. Read more

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security introduced new guidelines regarding the processing of asylum applications from persons who travel from Russia to Norway. Read more