Residence permit and visa

A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days.

Update 26.11.2021

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. 

COVID-19: Extraordinary entry rules to Norway have been lifted, but new entry measures apply when travelling

The entry restrictions introduced due to the corona situation have been lifted. All foreigners who have the right to entry according to the rules of the Immigration Act can travel to Norway now. You can travel to Norway if you:have a valid residence permit, or you have a right of residence in Norway

  • have a valid visitor´s visa or entry visa to Norway
  • have the right to visit Norway without a visa
  • are going to apply for protection (asylum) in Norway

This means that there are no entry restrictions to Norway due to the corona situation now, but there are new and stricter requirements for registration, testing when you travel into Norway and quarantine. You must familiarize yourself with these measures before entering the Schengen area. If you do not comply with all entry measures in force, you will be refused entry to Norway.

Requirements upon entry

Also, more information can be found here.

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.