Residence permit

Citizens of Mozambique need a residence permit in order to work or 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. 

As of the 1st of August 2019, the Norwegian Embassy in Maputo will no longer receive applications for  residence permit to Norway from applicants residing in Mozambique. Instead, applications for residence permit will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, which will become a regional hub for immigration cases from Central and Southern Africa.

 

Nationals of Mozambique who require a Schengen visa to visit Norway can apply through the services of the Embassy of Portugal in Maputo, and will not be affected by the hub system.