Visa facilitation agreement being signed. . 
Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Baku.Visa facilitation agreement being signed. . Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Baku

On 4 September, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende, visited Georgia. During the visit, Mr. Brende had meetings with the President of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Garibashvili, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and the Minister of Defence, Ms. Tinatin Khidasheli. Mr. Brende visited the administrative...

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Med sin plassering i Sør-Kaukasus er ambassaden i Baku en stasjon som gir mulighet til å få innblikk i en spennende og kompleks region, med viktige norske interesser. Ambassaden dekker Georgia så vel som Aserbajdsjan. Med fire utsendte er ambassaden relativt liten, og praktikanten vil få ansvar for spennende og krevende oppgaver i et inkluderende og lærerikt miljø.

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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK...

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Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff.

This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne.

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Photo: ©UNCHR/Mark Henley .

Do you know an exceptional person who has gone beyond the call of duty and shown outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause? Or maybe a group of people or an organization? These great people deserve to be recognized and the nomination process for the 2016 UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award has now started. The deadline for nominations is Monday 8 February 2016.

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In accordance with the agreement between Norway and VFS Global, from 21st July 2015 all type of applications and biometric data (fingerprints and a digital photograph) are collected by VFS Global's Baku Office on behalf of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Baku. All applicants must register their applications online through the Norwegian Visa Portal, and then book an appointment through VFS Global...

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A new visa information system starting from 23 June. A new visa information system (VIS) for visa applications to the Schengen countries is introduced in Azerbaijan and other Eastern partnership countries on 23 June. The new system makes the issuance and checks of visas simpler (especially for frequent travelers), fights abuse and enhances security in several ways. In practice, fingerprints and...

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The International Summer School (ISS) offers intensive Master's and Bachelor's courses each summer. ISS welcome more than 550 students from about 90 countries. ISS is an academic center for learning in an international context, and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different culture...

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The President of the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament), Mr. Olemic Thommessen, paid an official visit to Georgia 23-25 March. He was hosted by the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, Mr. David Usupashvili.

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