Most applicants will have to pay an application fee. Here you can find an overview of how much you will have to pay, how to pay and refund.

How much will you have to pay?

  • Protection (asylum) and strong humanitarian considerations

  • Visitor visas

  • Family immigration

  • Work, studies and au pair

  • Other types of residence permits

  • Permanent residence permit

  • Immigrant's passport and travel document

  • Citizenship

  • Order a new residence card

How do you pay the fee?

  • You can only use a Visa card or Mastercard when you pay for your application. If you are paying with a debit card, please make sure you have enough money in your account, and that the card is approved for online payment by your bank. If our Application Portal does not accept your card, you can try a different card or you can contact your bank/card issuer and ask them to make sure the card supports making online international payments.
  • If you register your application electronically (external website, opens in new window), you pay the fee with a Visa card or Mastercard as a last step in the application.
  • If you cannot apply electronically, you must pay the fee at the latest when you hand in the application. If you pay in advance, you must enclose the original receipt with your application.


If you have filled in the wrong application form, or you have applied to the wrong police station, embassy or VFS Application Centre, you must register a new application. 

In order to get a refund of the application fee for the first application, you must contact the embassy or the police station you first applied to. 

If you want to withdraw an application that you have registered electronically, but not yet submitted in person, you must contact the embassy or the police station you chose in the application form. The fee cannot be refunded for any application you have submitted in person.

How the fees are decided

The application fee for a type of application reflects what it on average costs embassies, the police and UDI to process this type of application. When the fee is calculated, both costs that are directly connected to the case processing and a share of the indirect costs (such as management, general operations and IT) are included, if relevant.

When Norwegian authorities evaluate and update the costs connected to the different application types, in order to set the fees, we use conservative estimates so that the applicants do not have to cover unnecessary expenses.

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