Where should I submit my application?
If you are in Norway:
You can apply from Norway if you have held another type of permit for the past nine months.
You can also apply from Norway if you have skilled worker qualifications, if you are an EEA national or are a family member of an EEA national with right of residence in Norway. Learn more about who can apply from Norway
If you are in another country:
You hand in your application at a Norwegian embassy or consulate. In some countries you will hand in the application to the Swedish or Danish embassy instead. Check here where to hand in the application.
Find out if you can apply online
You should register your application online if:
- you apply from Norway
- you apply through a Norwegian embassy
You may not register your application online if you hand in the application at a Swedish or Danish embassy.
If you cannot apply online:
If you hand in the application at a Swedish or Danish embassy you need to print out the application form and hand it in at the embassy.
This form can be used both by those applying for a first-time application or those renewing a permit.
What documents must be enclosed with the application?
The requirements concerning which documentation you must enclose can vary from country to country and may change over time. You therefore need to find out what the requirements are at the Norwegian embassy or consulate in the country from which you are applying.
Can the police process my case?
The police process some of the applications that are submitted from Norway. They can renew most residence permits and process some applications where there is no doubt that the application can be granted. The police cannot reject applications.
What is a D visa?
As a rule, you must have been granted a residence permit before you can travel to Norway. In certain cases, you can nonetheless be issued a travel visa in order to apply for or wait for a decision concerning your application for family immigration. This is called a D visa. Such a visa will only be issued in exceptional cases. Read more about D visas.