If your intention is to get married or enter into partnership during your stay in Norway, it is possible to apply for a work and residence permit where the intention is to get married or enter into partnership ("fiancé permit"). If granted you will be given a six months work and residence permit and during this period marriage or partnership must be contracted. If marriage is not contracted during the time you have a fiancé permit, you must leave Norway. This type of permit falls under the same regulations as that of family immigration.
The Norwegian Embassy in Baku is authorised to accept applications for a fiancé permit for Norway from 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 fiancé permit 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 electronical processing.
The following documents are required/recommended to apply for a fiancé permit:
- Cover Letter, signed by the applicant. 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 fiancée/fiancé living in Norway.
- Filled in form called "Description of the relatipnship when applying for family immigration with fiancé". This form can be downloaded here.
- Guarantee Form for Residence (optional) which should be filled in by a reference fiancée/fiancé 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.
- Certificate of a reference's single status (1 original and 1 copy) translated into English and verified by Apostille.
- Documents proving a reference's divorcement (1 original and 1 copy) (if any).
- Applicant’s birth certificate (1 original and 1 copy) translated into English and verified by Apostille (optional).
- Certificate of an applicant's single status (1 original and 1 copy) translated into English and verified by Apostille.
- Documents proving an applicant's divorcement (1 original and 1 copy) (if any).
Application fee – NOK 3,750 – is paid online at the last stage of the application's registration. Please note that the decision on approving/rejecting an application for a fiancé permit 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.