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Visas and Residence Permits

Dear visa applicants, please note that due to the peak season the processing time for applications for visa has been increased to 14 calendar days from the day of submission. Requests for fast tracking of applications will only be satisfied in case of strong humanitarian reasons, such as illness or death of a relative in Norway. In this case a medical certificate or statement from a... Read more

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