Travel and border information for Norway in Norwegian / English

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Residence permit and visa

A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days. Be aware that Norway has implemented entry restrictions to Norway due to the spread of Covid-19.

Update 27.04.2021

IMPORTANT NEWS: from April 16th 2021 all applicants applying for a residence permit will have to give biometrics when meeting in person to submit their application at the Embassy in Copenhagen. It will not be possible to submit applications at Norwegian embassies in Iceland, Poland or the Czech Republic. 

18.03/2021 the UDI informed that due to coronary restrictionsthey do not process au pair applications at the moment  

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Denmark the Embassy can only receive a limited number of applicants per week.

NB: Our schedule for May is now fully booked. The schedule for June will be published during May. 

Please be informed that available appointments in the Application portal will comply with the COVID-19 restrictions in force in Denmark.

All foreign nationals with a valid residence permit or a short-stay visa, or an entry visa must be aware that additional travel restrictions that might be in place in the EU/EEA/Schengen area at the time of your travel. Due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, many countries, including Norway, have applied additional measures or restrictions, such as pre-travel covid-19 test and/or quarantine requirements.

Information regarding entry and quarantine requirements for Norway is found on the following websites:

NOTE: For applicants residing outside Denmark who have an appointment at the Norwegian embassy in Copenhagen – please be aware of the restrictions on entering Denmark.

Currently in Norway: Questions and answers for nationals outside EU/EEA

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