How to Obtain a Residence Permit in Norway

How to Obtain a Residence Permit in Norway

Updated on Friday 28th July 2017

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How to Obtain a Residence Permit in Norway

A residence permit in Norway is usually obtained by people who have sufficient qualification to find work in this country. With one of the lowest rates in unemployment the Norwegian government makes all it takes to integrate foreign nationals who intend to move in this country.

Our law firm in Norway is ready to assist foreign investors and workers in the process of application for a residence permit in Norway

Types of residence permits in Norway

A residence permit in Norway can be granted either for temporary or permanent stay in this country. A permanent residence permit in Norway allows you to live and work in this state indefinitely and it also protects foreign nationals against expulsion. The conditions to apply for this type of permit are a minimum stay of three years in the country in legal conditions, good knowledge of the language and a list of the travels in and from Norway during the past three years. 
According to the immigration law in Norway a foreign national who has a relative in this country can apply for a residence permit on this ground. This type of permit covers family immigration and offers to people from outside Norway the possibility to join their relatives in this state.
Students must comply with specific requirements for the obtaining of a residence permit. For periods longer than three months, students can apply for the permit and they are allowed as well to get employed for a maximum of 20 hours per week. 
Our attorneys in Norway can give you further details on the residence permit types and ways of obtaining them.

List of requirements for obtaining a residence permit in Norway

When starting an application for a residence permit in Norway, the applicant needs to prepare a specific documentation containing the following documents:
A recent passport photograph;
Photocopies of all the pages of the passport which contain stamps or visas;
Declaration concerning travels done in the last three years (for permanent residence permits);
Certificate proving your command of the Norwegian language;
Documentation on your previous permit (if there is the case).
Please feel free to contact our Norwegian lawyers who can help you prepare your application for a residence permit in Norway.