Residence permit

A residence permit is necessary for most types of work and stays over 90 days in a period of 180 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. 

Do you need a work permit?

You can find out through this document whether you need a work permit for the purpose you are going to carry out in Norway. Please note that all your purposes during the visit must be exempted to work without a work permit.

Trainees need a work permit. 

Remote work is not permitted from Norway. 

Some applicants may apply from Norway

Applicants who don't need a visa to Norway and already hold a bachelor degree or have received a Fulbright grant or take part in certain exchange programmes, can apply for the residence permit after travelling to Norway.

You find the full overview here.