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: 30.08.2019

Places where you can hand in your application

Applications for residence permit (for example family immigration)

You can choose to hand in your application in the following places:

Applications for visitor's visa

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, Addis Ababa, Kampala or Dar es Salaam, you must select the embassy in Nairobi when filling in the application form in the Application Portal.

In Addis Ababa and Dar Es Salaam 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 and Kampala you must book an appointment in advance. You can book an appointment on the Application Centre’s website.

Can your case be moved to the front of the queue?

Your case cannot be moved ahead of the queue although the situation in Sudan can be difficult. You can check whether your case can be moved to the front of the of the queue in our information on prioritizing cases.

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, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam or Kampala 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.

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 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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