Most applicants will have to pay an application fee. Here you can find an overview of how much you will have to pay, how to pay and refund.

How much will you have to pay?

  • Protection (asylum) and strong humanitarian considerations

  • Visitor visas

  • Family immigration

  • Work, studies and au pair

  • Other types of residence permits

  • Permanent residence permit

  • Immigrant's passport and travel document

  • Citizenship

  • Order a new residence card

How do you pay the fee?

  • You can only use a Visa card or Mastercard when you pay for your application. If you are paying with a debit card, please make sure you have enough money in your account, and that the card is approved for online payment by your bank. If our Application Portal does not accept your card, you can try a different card or you can contact your bank/card issuer and ask them to make sure the card supports making online international payments.
  • If you register your application electronically via udi.no, you pay the fee with a Visa card or Mastercard as a last step in the application.
  • If you cannot apply electronically, you must pay the fee at the latest when you hand in the application. If you pay in advance, you must enclose the original receipt with your application.


Applications and notifications submitted by attending an appointment with the police or a foreign station 

If you have filled in the wrong application form, or you have applied to the wrong police station, embassy or VFS Application Centre, you must register a new application. 

In order to get a refund of the application fee for the first application, you must contact the embassy or the police station you first applied to. 

If you want to withdraw an application that you have registered electronically, but not yet submitted in person, you must contact the embassy or the police station you chose in the application form. The fee cannot be refunded for any application you have submitted in person.

Notification of Norwegian citizenship that has been submitted digitally and without attending an appointment with the police

If you wish to withdraw the notification after you have paid the fee, but before you have uploaded the necessary documentation, UDI can refund the notification fee.

In order for us to be able to refund the notification fee, you must log in to My applications with ID-porten (external website), and then find the notification under "Submitted applications". Select "Go to application", and you will then be taken to the "Submit documents to UDI" page.

Instead of uploading a criminal record certificate, you must fill in and upload the form for reimbursement of fees after notification of citizenship for Nordic citizens (in Norwegian only, pdf, 171 kB)

Follow the steps described on the page. When you have uploaded the completed form, select "Submit these documents".

After you have submitted the document, you will receive an e-mail with confirmation that the documents have been received. You will also receive an e-mail with confirmation that UDI has received the notification of Norwegian citizenship. A case officer at UDI will assess whether the fee should be refunded and, if necessary, dismiss the case. If we need more information, we will contact you. You will receive a written response as to whether the fee will be refunded.

How the fees are decided

The application fee for a type of application reflects what it on average costs embassies, the police and UDI to process this type of application. When the fee is calculated, both costs that are directly connected to the case processing and a share of the indirect costs (such as management, general operations and IT) are included, if relevant.

When Norwegian authorities evaluate and update the costs connected to the different application types, in order to set the fees, we use conservative estimates so that the applicants do not have to cover unnecessary expenses.

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