Appealing a visa decision

If your visa application has been rejected, you can appeal the decision.

You, who are appealing, must either be the applicant yourself or you must have been given power of attorney by the applicant.

You must appeal within three weeks from the date on which you, your authorised representative or your lawyer received the decision or when you should have become aware of the decision.

How to appeal:

Step 1
Write a letter where you explain which decision you are appealing and why you believe the decision you have received is incorrect. You must have new information or documents in your case. If you do not, your appeal will most likely also be rejected. The letter must be written in Norwegian or English.

Step 2
Sign the letter.

Step 3
Hand in the appeal at the embassy or send it by e-mail (you must then enclose a copy of your ID document). If you have any new information or documentation, you must enclose it.  Please note that all documents attached to your appeal should be translated into English and verified notarially (e.g. certificates, property documents, etc.).

The Embassy will review the case within few days. If we do not find grounds to reverse the decision, the case will be sent to The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) for a final assessment.

Please note that the decision from UDI is final and cannot be appealed.

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