Which applications will take longer before I receive a reply?
Most applications are processed by the embassy, but if the embassy is in doubt about whether you can be granted a visa, they will forward your case to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). In these cases, applicants will receive an answer within 45 days of the application being registered at the embassy.
Note that it will take a couple of days to register an application at the embassy after it has been delivered to the application centre, consulate or embassy. The waiting time starts on the day the application is registered at the embassy.
For citizens of Gambia, the following rules apply: