Guide to waiting time for study permits

In order to tell you how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a study permit, we ask you to answer two questions.  

The information on this page is personalised for

What type of study permit have you applied for?: university college or university

What type of application have you submitted?

Please choose whether you have applied for the first time, applied for a renewal or appealed. 

Information for you who are going to study at a university or university college

If you begin your studies in August

Unfortunately, we are not able to tell you exactly when we will process your application, but if you hand in your application the police, embassy, consulate or Visa Application Centre before 15 July, we will process your application before 15 August.

If you hand in your application after July 15, we will still try to process your application before 15 August.

As soon as we have processed your application, we will notify you.

Information for you who have handed in your application in the Philippines

Starting 1 August 2019 and until further notice, the embassy in Manila will no longer process any applications for residence permits. Previously, some types of applications for residence permit were processed by the embassy, but from this date all applications will be processed by the UDI.

The application centres in Manila and Cebu will send the applications to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, who will forward them to the UDI.

If you applied before 1 August and have not received an answer by 1 August, your application will be sent to the UDI. The expected waiting time will be the one which is stated on this page. 

In some cases, this means that the waiting times will be longer than previously. 

This information was last updated on 16 July 2019. It will be updated again on 20 August.

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