Family reunification means that a family member abroad is reunited with one or more family members already living in Norway. The aim of the provisions on family reunification is to protect already established family ties. Primary closest family members such as spouses, cohabitants who have lived together for at least two years and children under 18 years of age could be granted a residence permit to be reunited with their family. A registered partner is considered along the same lines as a spouse.
The Norwegian Embassy in Baku is authorised to accept applications for a family reunification for Norway from the citizens of Azerbaijan and Georgia (All applicants, applying from Azerbaijan for any type of permits for Denmark, are advised to check the list of the required documents and applications on the DIS's website. These applicants cannot use the Norwegian Visa Portal and should apply in paper format).
Please be informed that each applicant should register his/her application for a family reunification and pay the application fee online via the Norwegian Visa Portal.
After successfully completing the application online, the applicant should deliver the required documents to the Embassy within the visa days and hours. All documents should be delivered personally by the applicant. Please note that each document should be in a high quality copy, A4 format, 1-side and not stapled as all documents will be scanned and electronically processed. The Embassy will not accept any documents not meeting the Embassy's criteria for its electronically processing.
The following documents are required/recommended to apply for a family reunification:
- Cover Letter, signed by the applicant (or by both parents or legal guardians if the applicant is under 18). The applicant receives this Cover Letter to his email address after successfully completing the registration of his/her application online.
- 1 passport-size photo. For detailed information on the required photos please click here.
- 1 coloured copy of all pages of the passport and the passport itself.
- 1 coloured copy of the National Identity Card (Azərbaycan Respublikası vətəndaşinın şəxsiyyət vəsiqəsi) (both sides).
- Invitation letter from a family member living in Norway (having a family reunification with an applicant).
- Filled in form called "Description of the relationship when applying for family immigration with spouse or partner". It can be downloaded here (for family reunification between the spouses or partners).
- Filled in form called "Description of the relationship when applying for family immigration with cohabitant". It can be downloaded here (for family reunificatiion with cohabitant).
- Guarantee Form for Residence (optional) which should be filled in by a reference in Norway and confirmed by a local authority in Norway (Police Office, etc.). This form can be downloaded here.
- Financial documents on a reference’s income (for the last 3-6 months).
- Documents on housing (optional). For more detailed information about subsistence and housing requirements please visit this link.
- Marriage certificate (1 original and 1 copy) translated into English and verified by Apostille (this document is required only in case if a family reunification is taken place between the spouses).
- Applicant’s birth certificate (1 original and 1 copy) translated into English and verified by Apostille (this document is required in case if an applicant is applying for a family reunification with his/her mother/father).
- Reference’s birth certificate (1 original and 1 copy) translated into English and verified by Apostille (this document is required in case if an applicant is applying for a family reunification with his/her daughter/son).
- Power of attorney (1 original and 1 copy) from a parent allowing a child to reunify with his/her reference parent in Norway (this document is required in case if an applicant is applying for a family reunification with his/her mother or father living in Norway). This power of attorney should be translated into English and notarially verified.
- Death certificate (if any) of a parent translated into English and notarially verified (1 original and 1 copy).
Application fee – NOK 3,750 – is paid online at the last stage of the application's registration (applicants under 18 do not pay any application fee).
Please note that the decision on approving/rejecting an application for a family reunification is taken only by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and the processing can take up to 10 months. In the case of the application is rejected by the UDI, no payment will be reimbursed. If the applicant is granted a residence permit, a relevant D visa will be issued, and upon arrival in Norway the applicant must report to the police of his/her stay no later than 7 days after entry. If an application is rejected an applicant will be notified on the decision.