Family immigration programmes offer the opportunity for reunification with a family member currently residing in Norway on a permanent basis, on a temporary work permit or similar.
Starting August 1st 2015, all applications for a Norwegian residence permit must be submitted in person through our service partner, VFS Global.
For a complete overview of available types of family immigration permits please visit the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
Please note: The document checklist found on the UDI website will be slightly different from the Embassy checklist. It is important that you follow the Embassy checklist carefully.
Due to a representation agreement, Denmark represents Norway in Canada regarding student permits. For this reason, you cannot submit your application online when applying within Canada but must submit the application in paper form. Please click here for more information.
You can only apply three months before your entry date.
STEP 1: Start Application
Start by completing 2 copies of the application form.
STEP 2: Collect Documents
Please click here for our document checklist.
Your original passport will be shipped to the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa for verification, but will be returned to you via courier (prepaid at VFS), usually within a week.
Step 3: Submit the Application
All applications must be submitted in person through our service partner, VFS Global. It is not possible to submit your application in any other city.
To book an appointment please click here for the VFS Global booking module.
Addresses for the VFS Global Application Centres can be accessed here.
The Embassy will not contact UDI for status updates until the regular service goal for processing has been surpassed, however you are welcome to forward your status request directly to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. Contact information can be found here.