Start your journey with our ultimate guide to Norway's immigration rules and regulations. To move to Norway with the intent to live, work, or study, you will need a residence permit unless you are a Norwegian citizen. How you get one of these is determined by a complicated set of rules and regulations. Broadly speaking, the award of a residence permit depends on two things: your country of … [Read more...]
Move to Norway
Moving to Norway is a dream for many people around the world. But it can be a massive challenge too.
Relocation from overseas to Norway is always going to be stressful and there will be a long period of adjustment. Having to deal with a new home, a new job, a new language 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, including the latest rules on immigration and permanent residence.
Moving to Norway is a dream for many. But before you pack your bags, there are a lot of things to understand about the country. Moving to any new country can be a shock to the system. A new language, a new daily routine, and just a new way of doing things can all take a long time to adjust to. It's important to learn as much as possible about your new home before taking the plunge. Whether … [Read more...]
How to become a permanent resident of Norway and stay in the country for good. Becoming a permanent resident of Norway is a goal for many new arrivals. It offers more protection than a regular work permit, which is usually linked to a specific job, but stops short of having to become a Norwegian citizen. The rules for permanent residence are complex and depend on many things, but the most … [Read more...]
How to become a citizen of Norway. It is possible for citizens of other countries to become citizens of Norway. The rules vary depending on your circumstances, but generally anyone who has been legally resident in Norway for at least seven years will have earned the opportunity to apply. Norwegian citizens can vote in national elections, and receive a Norwegian passport. According to the … [Read more...]
The Norwegian Government confirms that it supports the concept of double citizenship, and that proposals will be presented before the end of the year. Immigration and Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug announced on Wednesday that the Government is in favour of a change in the Citizens' Act that would allow for dual citizenship. Proposals to introduce a system of dual citizenship (known as … [Read more...]
The British Ambassador to Norway speaks about life post-Brexit. The UK will take several steps to maintain a strong post-Brexit relationship with Norway, the British Ambassador to Norway has said. Sarah Gillett wrote an editorial piece for our friends at The Local in which she says that Britain wants a "new, deep and special" partnership with Norway. While the piece of course doesn’t shed any … [Read more...]
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...]
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 … [Read more...]