Family immigration

Family immigration means that a family member living abroad is allowed to come to Norway to live with his or her family. The person who the family member living abroad wishes to be reunited with must have Norwegian or Nordic citizenship or a residence permit constituting grounds for family immigration.

A residence permit on the grounds of family reunification is primarily granted to close family members. After three years with a residence permit one can apply for a permanent residence permit. Family members are considered to be:

- Spouse and registered partner
- Fiancée
- Cohabitants who have lived together for at least two years
- Cohabitants who are expecting a child together
- Children under 18 whose parent/s live in Norway
- Parents whose children under 18 live in Norway
- Parental visit for up to 9 months
- Other family members (when strong humanitarian considerations warrant it)

For more information, please visit UDI's website