This is a temporary scheme that follows the security situation in Afghanistan which is making it difficult to cross national borders now.
The scheme will only apply until the security situation in Afghanistan improves, or until it is possible to cross borders again and apply the ordinary way through personal attendance.
The application is considered submitted only when you have uploaded the necessary documentation.
Even if you have applied from Norway, we will evaluate the application in the same way as before. This means that we may ask the family member in Afghanistan or the reference person in Norway to attend an interview or a DNA testing later in the process. The waiting time for these applications will be the same as listed on our website.
Afghan citizens who are staying outside Afghanistan must apply the ordinary way by handing in the documents in person at a VFS application centre in the country of residence.
If you have already sent an application for family immigration electronically to the embassy in Abu Dhabi, but the family member is not allowed to leave Afghanistan to submit the application, you can apply again from Norway. You must then contact the embassy in Abu Dhabi and request a refund of the application fee. Then you must fill out and pay for a new application.