Citizens of Vietnam and Lao PDR, as a general rule, need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence 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.
Important information to seasonal workers from Vietnam and Laos
Before applying for the seasonal worker permit, please read the following information on UDIs webpage: