Residence permit

Citizens of Jordan and Iraq need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence in Norway for longer than 90 days.

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. 


Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, many countries have applied measures or restrictions, such as a negative Covid-19 test and quarantine regulations, which will apply regardless of a person’s nationality.

Please visit the government website for up to date information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.

For Norway, you will find relevant information regarding quarantine requirements on the following website:

For the EU, you will find essential travel and movement information on this portal: