Norwegian Embassy in Colombo will be closed permanently


COLOMBO (Information 1st); The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo will shut on 31 July 2023, completely.

The Embassy stated in a press release that from 1st of August, the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi will probably be accountable for Norway’s bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

“This Fb web page will probably be closed. We invite you to comply with the web page of the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi for extra updates on our ongoing cooperation with India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives!,” stated a publish on the Fb web page operated by the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo.

It additional added that visa issues will dealt with by the workplace in New Delhi, and the method was in operation since 2019. 

“There’s a VFS workplace in Colombo the place candidates can hand of their paperwork. There isn’t any change to those procedures,” it added.

In September 2022, the Ministry of Overseas Affairs of Norway stated that it could make a number of modifications to its missions overseas, and 5 abroad missions will probably be closed down, together with the Embassy of Norway in Colombo.

Accordingly, Embassies in Bratislava (Slovakia), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Pristina (Kosovo), the embassy workplace in Antananarivo (Madagascar) and the Consulate Common in Houston (USA) will probably be closed down, the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Anniken Huitfeldt acknowledged in September 2022. 

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