Residence permit

Citizens of the Philippines 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. 

Family immigration

An entry visa (D-visa) to Norway may be granted to spouses and joint children of a Norwegian resident, in connection with a family immigration application. Such visa is only granted in exceptional cases. The processing time for the application is approximately eight (8) weeks.

For more information, see UDI's website.