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Brexit Norway

What Now for Brits in Norway?

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...
Nordkapp in Norway

Norway Accelerates Assisted Return for Migrants

For the next six weeks, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is offering a bonus of 10,000 kroner to asylum seekers who are willing to leave the country on a voluntary basis. A separate process is in place...
Immigrant women in Norway

Immigrant Women Ready for Work in Record Time

Poorly educated immigrant women qualify rapidly for a life in work as part of a Norwegian pilot project involving an “all-in-one” language tuition and vocational training programme. “Nobel Prize winner Malala gave them a face –...
Children on 17th May

Dual Citizenship Moves a Step Closer

Long-term expats living in Norway could soon finally have the option of taking dual citizenship, as Norway's Parliamentary Committee recommended the Government remove the country's ban. Although some exceptions apply, currently to become a Norwegian citizen you must in principle...
Bob Geldof criticises Norway

A Response to Bob Geldof’s Criticism of Norway

This week, Bob Geldof described the Norwegian Government’s response to the Syrian refuge crisis as “nonsense”. Mr Geldof, who has spent the summer this year in Norway, told the Norwegian state broadcaster, NRK: “you have an area larger...
Map of Europe

Moving to Norway from Europe

If you're a European citizen wondering if you can move to Norway, the short answer is yes, albeit with conditions. Although Norway is not a member of the European Union, it is a member of the...
Lillehammer. Home.

Lillehammer: Becoming a Hometown

This post was originally published on Destination Unknown, the blog of Satu Vänskä-Westgarth, a 30-something outdoor enthusiast and fairly new mom from Finland. Someone recently asked me why, how and when our little family ended up in...
EU migrants in Norway

A Survey: Norway and the European Crisis

I've teamed up with the University of Oslo to ask for your input to a really interesting research project, titled The European crisis and the citizens. The project run by the ARENA Centre for European Studies...
Budget hotel in Trondheim

My Work Permit Headache

I’ve always been kinda lucky when it comes to professional development. Even before finishing my graduate program, I had already been offered a position to work in Norway. The first bump in the road was getting...
Norway Travel Gear

5 Reasons to consider moving your family to Norway

If you are thinking about taking the leap and moving to Norway, congratulations! This northern European nation is a brilliant place to call home and is an excellent destination for young and growing families. Need a...