17 asylum reception centres are to close after a big drop in asylum applications to Norway. According to a report in The Local, Norway’s Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has said that it will close 17 asylum centres across the country. Norway's national broadcaster NRK reported that the decision is likely to affect several hundred under-age asylum seekers. A big drop in asylum seekers A UDI … [Read more...]
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Relocation from overseas to Norway can be a stressful time. Having to deal with a new home, a new job, and a new culture all at once is something that's almost impossible to prepare for. But we'll do our best to help! Here's some helpful relocation advice from foreigners who have successfully moved to Norway.
The Norwegian Football Association has entered into an agreement to provide access to football activities for asylum seekers in Norway. During the past year, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has entered into agreements on activities for those in asylum centres with the voluntary and humanitarian organisations Caritas Norge, the Salvation Army, the Church City Mission, … [Read more...]
Campaigners to bring dual citizenship to Norway are celebrating after the leading party in the Norwegian government backed the concept at their annual conference. Norway is the only Nordic country - and one of very few European nations - that doesn't allow dual citizenship. This means that currently anyone wishing to become a Norwegian citizen must renounce their citizenship of birth, although … [Read more...]
Why do so many people from around the world want to move to little old Norway? Equality The egalitarian values which are at the heart of Norway's welfare state manifest themselves throughout society in many ways. Gender equality is more prevalent in Norway than almost any other country in the world. Norway was one of the first countries in the world to elect a female Prime Minister, and as of … [Read more...]
If you're an EU/EEA citizen, the process of moving to Norway is pretty straightforward. Unfortunately if you're from the rest of the world, the process is a lot more complex. With its stable economy and high standard of living, Norway is a popular country with immigrants. Although Norway and Norwegians are generally positive about skilled immigration, strict entry requirements are in … [Read more...]