New in Norway - Information from Norwegian authorities

Before arrival

Here you will find information about the most important things you need to know before you travel to Norway. 

Før ankomst til Norge

On the Directorate of Immigration's website you will find more information for Ukrainian nationals and people with protection status in Ukraine who want to travel to Norway or apply for residence in Norway

Can I bring my pet to Norway?

Requirements for importing pets from Ukraine:

  • Dogs, cats and ferrets must be microchipped with an approved ID microchip.The animal must be microchipped before being vaccinated against rabies 
  • You must travel to Norway via Oslo Airport or Storskog (border crossing in Northern Norway). Follow the red channel in the customs area and present the animal and its documents to the Norwegian Customs Service.
  • At the border inspection station, the pet will be inspected by a veterinarian employed by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. We recommend that you notify the Norwegian Food Safety Authority at least 48 hours before your arrival to avoid waiting time:

See The Norwegian Food Safety's website for more information on rules that apply to Ukrainian refugees arriving in Norway with their pets.