Applicants from Eritrea will be able to hand in their applications in several locations


From 8 July 2019, citizens of Eritrea can hand in their applications in several countries in the region around Eritrea. The Norwegian embassy in Nairobi will be responsible for applications from these countries.

Published: 24.10.2018 - Last changed: 09.07.2019

Places where you can hand in your application

Applications for residence permit (for example family immigration)

From 8 July you can choose to hand in your application in the following places:

Applications for visitor's visa

From 8 July you can choose to hand in your application in the following places:

Filling in the form and booking appointments

If you wish to hand in your application in Nairobi or Addis Abeba, you must select the embassy in Nairobi when filling in the application form in the Application Portal.

In Addis Abeba you don’t have to book an appointment in advance. You can find the opening hours of the Application Center on their website.

In Nairobi you must book an appointment in advance. You can book an appointment on the Application Center’s website.

If you have filled out the application already, you can choose where to hand it in

If you have already filled out the application form and selected that you want to hand it in in Khartoum, you can still choose to hand it in in Addis Ababa or Nairobi if you wish. It is not necessary to fill in a new application form. 

Please remember to bring the cover letter you received by email when you filled out the application form.

If you have received an answer to your application, the embassy will contact you

If you have handed in your application in Khartoum, and have received an answer to your application, the embassy in Khartoum will contact you to arrange a time for you to pick up your visa.

Please note! The embassy is closed until further notice due to the security situation in Sudan. Therefore, you must unfortunately wait until the embassy re-opens before you can get your visa.  Please follow the embassy's website for information.  (external website)

If you have already handed in your application in Addis Ababa we will process your case

Before 8 July, applicants from Eritrea were meant to hand in their application in Khartoum. Some people handed in their application in Addis Ababa instead. Some applicants received a rejection because they had handed in their application in the wrong location.

If your application has been rejected because you handed it in in the the wrong location, and you have appealed this rejection, we will process your application again.

If you have not received an answer to your application yet, we will process your application as normal. We will not reject it just because you handed it in in the wrong application. 

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