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The Application Portal is used for applications for the purpose of:
- Tourism, visiting family/friends, business trips, cultural etc. (up to 90 days)
- Residence, work, au pair, study permits, family reunification
Please note that you will not be able to register your application online if you are applying at any of the Norwegian Consulates in South Africa (Cape Town or Durban), Namibia (residence permits only), Gaborone or Lesotho.
How to apply
You must make an online application and book appointment if you want to apply for a visa or a permit to Norway. Please kindly note that either the applicant or the reference person in Norway can register the application and book appointment online on behalf of the applicant. Sponsors who complete the entire process on behalf of the applicant must send a copy of the completed application form to the applicant, so that he/she is fully aware of the information being submitted.
Applicants will be guided through the application process. The information requested is the same as on the Schengen application form, such as personal details, details of reference company/person in Norway, details of the intended journey etc. First time applicants must register as users on the Application Portal. Existing users can simply log on (follow Step-by-Step Portal Information)
For detailed information regarding visas, please click here:
With the exception of applicants handing in their applications at the Norwegian consulates (listed above), applicants must book an appointment on the Application Portal before coming to the Embassy in Pretoria to hand in their passports and supporting documents.
Please note that all applicants, irrespective of online registration and booked appointments, must provide full supporting documents for their applications. Applicants, who fail to provide the necessary supporting documents, will kindly be asked to book a new appointment.
When registering an application through the Application Portal, the applicant must print out 2 copies of the cover letter from the Portal (this will be possible after payment has been made). The cover letter, both copies with your signature, should be enclosed with the other supporting documents when handing in the application at the Embassy. Please also attach a passport photo. There is no need to print or e-mail the Embassy with the copy of your application form; the Embassy will receive the application electronically as soon as you have registered/submitted it online and will make all the necessary corrections in your application.
After you have submitted the online application, booked your appointment and provided all the supporting documents, you must meet in person at the Embassy in Pretoria to hand in the necessary supporting documents, and provide biometric data.
Applicants, who are exempt from paying the visa fee, will get the fee reimbursed electronically after submitting their supporting documents at the Embassy.
Applicants may check the status of their applications on the Application Portal (under My visa application(s))
Please note that the Embassy cannot start processing the application before all supporting documents have been received. The application is formally registered on the date you submit your passport with the relevant supporting documentation.
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