Can I apply for a residence permit or visa from Ukraine or another country?

As a general rule, foreign citizens who need a visa or a residence permit to live or work in Norway must apply before entering Norway. Due to the security situation, the VFS application centre and the embassy in Ukraine are currently closed (external website). Therefore, it is not possible to apply for a visa or residence permit from Ukraine for the time being, but the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, Türkiye, is processing applications from Ukrainian citizens.

For more information on how to submit your application, please visit:

VFS application centres that accept applications for residence permits
VFS application centres that accept applications for visitor visas

Citizens who do not need a visa to Norway may apply for certain residence permits from within Norway. You will find more information about the requirements for applying for a residence permit in Norway in our guides for applicants.