Visas and Residence Permits

Many foreign citizens need a special permit to visit Norway. What type of entry permit you need to apply for depends on your reason for visiting. Different types of permits have different conditions.

The Swedish Embassy in Addis Ababa processes all applications for Schengen visa. Read more

Applicants who have family members living in Norway, or applicants who wants to start a family with a person living there may apply for a family immigration permit. 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

Children who have been in Norway for a long period can now have a chance to have their case reconsidered Read more

This week 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