Residence permit and visa

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

Update 22.02.2024

All applicants applying for a residence permit or visitor's visa or an entry visa 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. 

Please be aware that the Government has decided to discontinue the au pair scheme with effect from 15 March 2024.
You will only be eligible for an initial au pair permit if, by 15 March 2024 at the latest, you have registered your application via and booked an appointment date to hand in your application.

If you already have an au pair permit, you may still apply to renew your permit to change host families up until the two-year au pair period has expired.

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Answers to frequently asked questions on travelling to Norway/residence permits for Ukrainians and Russian citizens:

All foreigners who have the right to entry according to the rules of the Immigration Act can travel to Norway if they:

  • have a valid residence permit issued by a Schengen member country, 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