Frequently asked questions while the application is being processed
When will my case be decided?
How long it takes to process a case depends, among other things, on the type of permit you have applied for. It also depends on whether your home country can furnish you with documents that are based on correct information and issued by the competent authorities in the proper manner. See the overview of case processing times in family immigration cases.
What is required for my case to be prioritised?
We are aware that almost everyone misses their family members if they have to live apart while their application is being processed. When a case is prioritised and moved to the head of the queue, the processing time for other cases will be longer. This means that a great deal is required for a case to be given priority. Read more about what is required for a case to be prioritised.
Can I get my money back if my application is rejected?
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 an entry 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.