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Public agencies

This section contains information about the resposibilities of different public agencies that you may have contact with when you live and work in Norway. It contains contact information for the different agencies.

  • The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration »

    The Norwegian immigration administration consists of several cooperating agencies. The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is the central executive administrative agency in the area of immigration and...

  • The Norwegian Tax Administration »

    The Norwegian Tax Administration is an agency under the authority of the Ministry of Finance. The agency consists of the Directorate of Taxes and five tax regions.The Norwegian Tax Administration i...

  • The Norwegian Customs Service »

    It is the responsibility of the Norwegian Customs Service to protect society against the illegal importation and exportation of goods through efficient controls. The Customs Service also collects c...

  • The Consumer Counsil of Norway »

    The Consumer Council is a special interest organisation for consumers of goods and services in Norway. The Consumer Council endeavours to influence policy, and aims to educate consumers through inf...

  • The Norwegian State Housing Bank »

    The Norwegian State Housing Bank implements the Government’s housing policy and assists the municipalities in their work with the homeless and other people struggling to enter the housing market. T...

  • The Norwegian Public Roads Administration »

    The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is a sector agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Its main task is to develop and maintain a safe, environmentally friendly and effici...

  • The National Police Directorate »

    The National Police Directorate is under the authority of the Ministry of Justice and the Police. The National Police Directorate’s main task is to ensure professional leadership, management and de...

  • The Labour Inspection Authority »

    The Labour Inspection Authority is a government agency under the authority of the Ministry of Labour. It is the responsibility of the Labour Inspection Authority to oversee that enterprises follow ...

  • The Directorate of Labour and Welfare »

    The Directorate of Labour and Welfare is under the authority of the Ministry of Labour. The directorate works on all of NAV’s policy areas, and runs nationwide support functions for NAV. The Norwe...

  • The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training »

    The Directorate for Education and Training is under the authority of the Ministry of Education and Research. The directorate is responsible for primary and secondary education in Norway. The direct...

  • The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs »

    The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat) is an administrative agency under the authority of the The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. Bufetat wo...

  • The Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) »

    The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) is a centre of expertise and a driving force for integration and diversity in Norway. The Directorate cooperates with municipalities, government ...