Dear Visitors of the Consular Section!

We would like to inform you that starting from 9 January 2014 visa applications will be accepted only after beforehand reservation. A person who applies for visa must be present in Consular section. To make a prerecording, please follow the link.

Visitors for the Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games in Sochi can apply for visa without beforehand reservation and without standing in a general queue.

A passport with issued visa can be picked up in Consular Section on working days from 8:30 till 12:00.

Citizens of the Russian Federation, who apply for visa for close relatives (spouse, under-age children) who are foreign citizens, please read carefully this information.

The system of beforehand reservation is available 24 hours, it is simple and easy to use. Everyone who makes an appointment through the system gets personal code which guaranties time.

Only one person with one set of documents can make an appointment for exact date and period of time. Appointment is personal and can not be transfered to another person. It is not possible to make an appointment in the day of appliance.

Following categories of foreign citizens can apply for visa without beforehand reservation:

1. Staff members of the Norwegian MFA, and other authorities if they got a verbal note from MFA (applications should be submitted by a person who applies for visa or by official courier service of an authority);

2. The owners of diplomatic or service passports of the diplomatic missions and consular sections of missions accredited in Norway (applications should be submitted by a person who applies for visa or by official courier service of a mission);

3. Guests of staff members of diplomatic and consular missions accredited in Russia;

4. Other foreign citizens in case of an urgent need for travel to Russia due to death or serious illness of a close relative.

To use the new system in a most effective manner we advise to get prepared before going to Consular Section and read carefully requirements for the documents for visa application which can be found on the web-site. In case of lack of some of the required documents or mistakes in them the Consular Section can decline your application and you will have to make a beforehand reservation and visit Consular Section once again.

Your comments and observations on work of the beforehand reservation system can be sent to e-mail of the Consular Section