When you cross the border into the Schengen area, you will have to present:
- your passport with the entry visa sticker (if you need an entry visa)
- documentation showing the purpose of your stay
Once you know when you will be arriving in Norway, you need to make an appointment with the police in order to obtain a residence card. You must pre-book this appointment, normally through the Application Portal, and the appointment has to be either during the first seven days you are in Norway, or the first available appointment you can find.
More information on residence cards, including how to book an appointment