Anyone applying for visa or permit (residence, work, study, etc) to Norway can now register the application and book appointment online through the Application Portal. However, it will still be possible to hand in paper applications, but those who apply online will be given priority.
How to get started and what to do:
1. Please register your online application and book appointment at the Application Portal Norway: https://selfservice.udi.no
2. Secondly, please refer to the Embassy webpage for detailed information regarding which supporting documents to bring: http://www.norway.mw/Embassy/visa/
Please note that all applicants, irrespective of online registrations and booked appointments, must provide full supporting documents for their applications. Applicants who fail to do so will be asked to book a new appointment.
3. After you have submitted the online application, booked your appointment and provided all supporting documents, we will be pleased to welcome you to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe to submit the necessary supporting documents, and provide biometric data.
We would also like to bring your attention to the fact that all the above mentioned application types are included in our new electronic case processing system. The processing time is expected to be shorter for electronic cases.
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How to register and book appointment online:
Click on register new user.
Fill in the necessary boxes; username-password-first name-email-confirm email.
In a short while an email will be sent to the email address provided. Open the email and click on the site given to activate your account.
Go to Application Portal Norway. On the left hand side enter your user name and password and click on log on.
You will be shown the first available appointment at the Embassy.
Choose the application you want to fill out: visa, family immigration, education, etc…
Fill in the application completely (Please note that all the boxes with a star * next to them are mandatory and have to be filled out)
When the application is completed and you submit the online application, a confirmation will be sent to your email address.
Please note that you must print the cover letter that is available on the summary page and bring this cover letter to the Embassy with the rest of the documents.
After completion of the registration, you will be asked to book an appointment. A calendar will be available. Choose the month and day you want to submit your application. On the right hand side of the screen you will see a chart with all the available times for your chosen date. Click on the circle to choose the time you want.
You will then receive a confirmation for your appointment on that same page. Please print that page and bring it with you to the Embassy on the day you have your appointment.
Close all tabs and log out of the program.
Please note that a reference person in Norway can register online on behalf of the applicant.
There is no need to print the application form, or to email it to the Embassy. But, as mentioned, you need to print and have the confirmation of your booked appointment when you come to the Embassy. The Embassy will receive your application electronically as soon as you have registered/submitted it online.
Please make sure that you bring all the necessary supporting documents on the day you have the appointment with the Embassy. To see the list you can check our webpages.
In addition to the supporting documents, you need to bring a perfect A4 copy of each document. The copies must have no staples, no stickers and no torn pages.
When we have seen the originals, they will be returned to you. The only original we keep is the guarantee form from the reference in Norway. We will return a copy of page three with an Embassy stamp if your visa is granted.
The applicant him- or herself must be present at the Embassy on the day of the appointment.
All applications for stays longer than 90 days (visas) – permits – will be scanned and sent electronically to UDI for processing.