Norway Residence Permit Guidelines

The information below provides general guidelines regarding the residence permit application process and required documents. This information can change frequently and students should always refer to the Norwegian consulate’s website for the most up to date application procedures, required documents, and residence permit fees.

Residents of Michigan will consult the Norwegian Consulate in New York for application instructions. Non-MI residents must apply for their residence permit under the consulate that has jurisdiction over your place of permanent residence.

Please look over the residence permit information carefully and do not delay, as residence permit procedures can be complicated and subject to change.


Do I need a residence permit?

All students participating in study abroad programs in Norway longer than 90 days are required to apply for a residence permit 

Processing Time and Appointment

Minimum 6 weeks. More information on processing times can be found here. All applicants must appear in person at the consulate in Chicago to receive a residence permit.

Applicants must schedule an appointment at the VFS service center in Chicago

Application Instructions

Consulate of Norway in New York

Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) Residence Permit Application Instructions

VFS Global Visa Service Center

Estimated Cost

Residence Permit: 5,300 NOK ($655 based on exchange rate 6/6/18)

VFS Global will charge an additional service fee when you go to your appointment. Call ahead to find out the amount 347-329-2738

Nearest Consulate or Embassy

Royal Norwegian Embassy

2720 34th Street N.W,

Washington, D.C. 20008

Contact Information

Visa Section Phone: 347-329-2738
Visa Section E-mail: