Residence permit

Citizens of India, Bhutan and Nepal need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for more than 90 days. The Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi handles residence permit applications on behalf of Norway.

For nationals of other countries:

  • Nationals of EU/EEA countries do not need a residence permit to stay or work in Norway. However, all nationals of EU/EEA countries who want to stay for longer than three months must register with the police.
  • Nationals of non-EU/EEA countries who want to work in Norway or to stay for longer than 90 days need a residence permit.

The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) normally processes applications for a residence permit. 

EU/EEA countries and the Schengen area