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Permits

  • Differences between EEA nationals and nationals of other countries »

    Different conditions and application procedures for resident permits and family immigration apply to EU/EEA/EFT A nationals, so-called EEA nationals, and nationals of other countries, so-calle...

  • Residence permit pursuant to the general regulations »

    A residence permit pursuant to the general regulations entitles the holder to live and work in Norway. All foreign nationals can apply for a residence permit pursuant to these regulations. There ar...

  • Family immigration permit pursuant to the general regulations »

    If you have close family members who live abroad, they can apply to come and live with you during your stay in Norway. This is called family immigration. As a rule, you cannot apply on behalf of yo...

  • Permanent residence permit »

    A permanent residence permit entitles you to stay and work in Norway indefinitely. When you have lived in Norway continuously for three years, you can be granted a permanent residence permit. It is...

  • Right of residence pursuant to the EEA Regulations »

    If you are an EEA national and have a valid identity card or passport, you have right of residence for three months in Norway. The same applies to members of your family who are also EEA nationals....

  • Family immigration permit pursuant to the EEA Regulations »

    As EU/EEA/EFTA nationals with right of residence in Norway pursuant to the EEA Regulations, your family members are entitled to come to Norway to live with you. There are two different schemes that...

  • Permanent right of residence »

    If, as an EU/EEA/EFTA national, you have had continuous legal residence in Norway for at least five years, you can apply for a permanent residence certificate that applies indefinitely. In some cas...

  • Residence card »

    From 2012, everyone who holds a residence permit in Norway and who is from a country outside the EU/EEA can be issued a residence card. EU/EEA nationals are not issued such cards. Family members of...