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...]
To move to Norway with the intent to live, work, or study, you will need a residence permit. 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 citizenship and your ability to financially sustain yourself and any dependents.
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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...]
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...]
24 hours on and I've just about recovered from the shock Brexit result of Thursday's referendum. For those not familiar with this blog, I'm a British citizen and I've been living in Norway under the terms of the EEA agreement since 2011. I've had so many messages from people all over the world, half asking what the hell we've just done (no, I can't quite believe it either) and the other half … [Read more...]