Gather the necessary documentation

You must gather all the documents in the relevant checklist on UDI’s website. Some of the documents must be provided by your contact person in Norway; others you will have to obtain yourself. 

When applying for a residence permit, please make sure that you have gathered all documents required. Bring all the documents to your appointment with VFS Global. Missing documents may delay the application process.

If you want someone to act on your behalf in connection with your application, you must authorise this person to do so. Please visit the UDI website for more information and the relevant form.

When submitting an application for a residence permit, you must also hand in your passport and other original documents for verification purposes. Once the processing of your application is completed, the passport and original documents will be returned to you. For nationals who do not need a visa to enter Norway, your passport and original documents will be returned to you after the document check has been carried out, normally within 10-14 days after submission. If you need your passport in the meantime, please contact the Consulate General in New York for advise.