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

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kampala would like to advise all visa applicants to exercise caution when receiving email messages after submitting an application. It has come to our attention that fraudulent entities sometimes attempt to send scam emails instructing applicants to contact them and send money in order to facilitate the visa handling process. Any such email should be disregarded a... Read more

Both visa and residence permit applications (family immigration, study, work and au pair) are to be submitted to VFS Global, see details below. Initial online registration and payment through the Application Portal is mandatory. Applications for Danish residence permits have to be submitted at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kampala. Read more

Norway has established agreements of representation based on the Schengen Community Visa Code with Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania and Switzerland. Visa applications for these countries will be handled as visa applications for Norway. Please check which nationalities we accept Schengen visa applications from below: Read more

Requirements for Schengen Visa applications to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.

Processing of a Schengen visa application takes 15 calendar days. Please note that in accordance with the Schengen Community Visa Code some cases may require up to 60 days processing time. Read more

Information about the various application fees. Read more