Application Portal is an online portal where you can register your application for a visa or residence permit to Norway. All visa and residence applicants who want to apply from Nigeria must submit their applications through the Application Portal.
Please note that if you reside in Benin, Togo, Kamerun or Niger the "Application guide" in the Application Portal will incorrectly state that it is not currently possible to apply for a permit online from the contry in which you reside. Please ignore this message and go on to register your application online.
Visa applicants going to Iceland shall use the Application Portal for Schengen visas, but the Application Portal cannot be used if you want to apply for an Icelandic residence permit. Please contact the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration if you want to apply for an Icelandic residence permit.
You can find the Application Portal here: https://selfservice.udi.no/en-gb/
In the Application Portal you can:
- register your application
- pay the fee
- book an appointment with the Embassy to enable you to submit the cover letter and other required documents
NB! After the application has been registered and the payment is confirmed, you make the booking and print a cover letter. The cover letter must be signed and submitted at the Embassy together with all other required documents. The cover letter replaces the Schengen application form, which you do not have to submit. Your application will not be accepted for submission if you do not bring the cover letter for your appointment at the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja.
How to use Application Portal
In order to apply through Application Portal, you need the following:
- A user account in the Application Portal. A user account can easily be created the first time you use the Application Portal.
- All information concerning the person(s) travelling and the travel details. All mandatory fields in the application must be filled in order to complete the registration. Remember to always fill in all information demanded if applicable, even if it is not mandatory.
- Credit/debit card (VISA, MasterCard, AmericanExpress). Without a valid card, the payment cannot be made and the application will not be registered.
No Internet access?
There are many internet cafes in Nigeria where the Application Portal can be used. It is also possible for the inviting part in Norway to complete all or part of the online process for the applicant (for example log on and pay the application fee).
If the inviting part in Norway completes the entire process for the applicant, he/she must send a copy of the completed application form to the applicant, so that the applicant is fully aware of the information being submitted.
In order to complete the application, it is compulsory to pay online using a credit/debit card. The application will not be registered until the payment is confirmed.
Answers to frequently asked questions about online payment:
I do not have a valid card, what do I do?
There are two options
1) Contact your bank to obtain a credit/debit card
2) Have someone else to register the application and pay for you (for example the inviting part in Norway)
I should be exempted from the application fee, what do I do?
You have to pay in order to get the application through the system. The Embassy decides upon reception of the documents if the fee is to be waived. In that case, the fee paid will be refunded electronically.
The payment was refused in the system, but the bank says the transfer has been made.
The Embassy can check whether money is received in our system. If it is, the application is accepted for consideration. If not, the application cannot be considered at the Embassy, and the problem must be solved by you and your bank.
Is paying online safe?
Yes, in general it is safe as or safer than carrying cash and paying bills in the bank. The site is run by the Norwegian government and can be trusted.
I am asked for CVC-code. What is it?
The CVC code is the 3 last digits of the number you find on the back of your card. (Note: It is not the card number).
Is it possible to get an appointment at the Embassy even if the payment did not go through?
No. If you have problems with your card, contact your bank. If you are still unable to solve the problem, then contact the Embassy.
Change appointment/cancellation of application
An appointment can be changed or cancelled by the applicant in the Application Portal.
If you want to cancel an application, you must contact the Visa Section at the Embassy in Abuja. It is not possible to cancel an application using the Application Portal.
In the Application Portal applications can be registered individually or in groups. A group may consist of 2-15 applicants, however, it is a requirement that all applicants have the same nationality and are travelling on the same dates, with the same itinerary.