New Visa and Residence Permit Application Procedures, Fall 2015

10/13/2015 // Are you applying for a visa or residence permit to Norway? Please make note of the following changes:

Schengen Visa and Residence Permit applicants to Norway may book appointments with our partner Travisa/VFS Global in New York, San Francisco and Houston.

Applicants for a Schengen Visa to Iceland and Sweden, in San Francisco and Houston, will apply with Norway.

Applicants will as before, apply and pay the fee online at and select to submit the online application with New York. 

When this is completed applicants will log onto Travisa/VFS web site to book an appointment to submit documents and biometry.

Travisa/VFS will answer all questions related to the application process:E-mail:

Call Center: 516 234 7789


The address for each VFS Global office:

111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601

2700 Post Oak Blvd., Ste 1430
Houston TX 77056

New York
290 5th Avenue, 3rd floor
New York NY 10001

San Francisco
555 Montgomery Street, Suite 700
San Francisco CA 94111

Washington, D.C.
4301 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 260
Washington DC 20008

To apply for a visa or residence permit, you must follow these steps in order:

1. Log onto to submit your application and pay the application fee.

2. Book an appointment with one of the five VFS Global / Travisa offices listed above. These five offices are the only locations in the U.S. at which you may apply for a visa or residence permit.

3. Go to your appointment to submit your documents and to have biometric readings taken. Remember to bring all documents listed in the online document list, and one passport photo.

This article will be updated.

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