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Residence permit and visa

A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days. Be aware that Norway has implemented entry restrictions to Norway due to the spread of Covid-19.

Update 31.05.2021

From April 16th 2021 all applicants applying for a residence permit will have to provide biometric data by meeting in person to submit their application at the Embassy in Copenhagen. It will not be possible to submit applications at Norwegian embassies in Iceland, Poland or the Czech Republic. 

Due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions in Norway, Norwegian Immigration Directorate (UDI) do not process Au pair or Working Holiday applications at the moment. The Embassy will therefore cancel all appointments for all Au Pair and Working Holiday applicants from June 1st, 2021 until further notice.
The Embassy will update its website when the processing of Au Pair and Working Holiday are resumed.  

Please be informed that we do not have the capacity to keep a waiting list for applicants whose appointments have been cancelled. We do understand that this is a difficult situation for many applicants, but unfortunately this is a consequence of the Covid-19 travel restrictions to Norway.

All foreign nationals with a valid residence permit or a short-stay visa, or an entry visa must be aware that additional travel restrictions that might be in place in the EU/EEA/Schengen area at the time of your travel. Due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, many countries, including Norway, have applied additional measures or restrictions, such as pre-travel covid-19 test and/or quarantine requirements.

Information regarding entry and quarantine requirements for Norway is found on the following websites:

NOTE: For applicants residing outside Denmark who have an appointment at the Norwegian embassy in Copenhagen – please be aware of the restrictions on entering Denmark.

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