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How to Get Student Visa for Norway 2024

visa guide for Pakistani students of Norway

If you’re planning to study in Norway for more than three months then you have to apply for Student residence permit, otherwise you can study a course of three months or less on a regular Norway visit visa. In order to get student residence permit for Norway you must be accepted as a student by a Norwegian college or university. After receiving your acceptance letter from a Norwegian college or university you should contact or visit Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad for further information on student residence permit Application.

With this student residence permit, students can work part-time in Norway (20 hrs/ week)

Documents Required To Apply For Norwegian Study Visa  

Pakistani students have to submit the following documents in hand of a person at embassy with the application form

  • Passport and a copy of all used pages in passport

  • Signed signature visa application form

  • One recent passport size photograph with white background

  • CNIC

  • Family registration certificate

  • Letter of admission from a Norwegian university

  • Matric and intermediate certificate attested from local board

  • University’s education transcripts attested from HEC

  • Bank statement of NOK 137 907 for a year from a bank open in Norway or a statement from Norwegian university declaring that you have deposited the same amount in the university’s account open for your study purpose

  • Document stating that you have a place to live in Norway (written rental contract approved by the house owner)

  • Updated CV

How To Apply For Norwegian Study Visa From Pakistan

Here is a step by step application process for Norwegian visa applicant from Pakistan that you have to follow

Step-1: Online Registration of Application

Step-2: Prepare Hard Document File

  • After successful submission of application you will get a verification mail with your application, signature cover letter and payment receipt

  • Take a print of this signature letter, sign it and visit one of the visa application centers of VFS in Islamabad, Karachi or Lahore

Step 3: Visit VFS Office

  • Before visit, book an appointment by calling the VFS helpline, +92 (0) 518439383 to hand in application (it may takes 15 days to get an appointment)

  • Hand in the documents along with application in person

  • In Pakistan visa is processed by the external service provider VFS Global so you have to pay the service fee 30 euros per application (3748 PKR) and it is liable to change with change in European commission exchange rate

  • VFS will send your documents to the Norwegian embassy in Abu Dhabi and your passport to the Norwegian embassy in Islamabad

  • Electronic application will be sent to UDI by the VFS from Abu Dhabi

  • After visa application processing, all the documents will be returned to you via visa center

Processing Time For Norwegian Study Visa From Pakistan

You can check here for Norwegian visa processing time as the applications are processed by UDI’s site

Visa Application Results

  • You will get a notification of being selected or rejected by the Norwegian embassy through an email or a call or you can also get results from the VFS office where application was submitted

  • If you are granted by a visa, you will get a stamp sticker on your passport that will allow you to travel to Norway.

What to do after visa rejection: unfortunately if your visa has been rejected you will get a notification with detail of visa rejection reason, you can also appeal for visa decision

Book Your Flight

After receiving a study permit to Norway, book a suitable flight and travel to Norway.

On Arrival to Norway

After arriving in Norway you will have to show follwoings at the port

  • Your passport with the entry stamp/ sticker

  • Your purpose to stay in Norway


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