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If you have recently arrived in Norway, you may find it difficult to track down important information about Norwegian society. has gathered information from public agencies that you may find useful in your new life. You will be able to familiarise yourself with your rights and duties, and you will be given practical advice and tips. has been prepared for labour immigrants and family migrants. However, the information may be useful to other groups as well. Communities, employers with foreign employees and anyone in contact with immigrants will find useful information here. is divided into the following seven sections: 

  • Moving to Norway
  • Work
  • Children and schools
  • Health
  • Recreational activities
  • Transport and services
  • Useful information

Each section has several topics that make it easy for you to find the information you are looking for. If you want to know more about any of the topics or whom to contact for help, use the internet addresses or phone numbers that are included under each topic. contains information from the Directorate of Labour and Welfare, the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, the Directorate for the Labour Inspection Authority, the Agency for Public Management and eGovernment, the Directorate for Nature Management, the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, the Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet), the Consumer Council, the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS), the Directorate of Health, the Housing Bank, the Directorate of Integration and Diversity, the National Police Directorate, the Directorate of Taxes, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the Directorate of Customs and Excise, the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, and the Directorate of Immigration. is run by The Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi).