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

Immigration applications should be registered online via the Application Portal Norway. Once you have registered your application online, please send an email to the Embassy (immigration.athens@mfa.no) for an appointment so that you can submit the supporting documents for your Application Read more

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

The Norwegian authorities wish to inform about the current regulations and the planned tightening of Norway's asylum policy. Read more

As from November 20th 2015 all applicants will be required to provide their biometric data - 10 fingerprints and a digital photograph - when applying for a Schengen visa. It is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes. Read more

In response to the large number of asylum seekers entering the country, the Norwegian Government has proposed legislative amendments that among other things will enable the swift return of certain asylum seekers. Read more

The Norwegian government has introduced temporary border controls to prevent people without the required travel documents from entering the country. Read more