Information from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
Information about Norwegian visas or permits? The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has issued a set of fact sheets that will help you out
The fact sheets are published in several languages and cover the following areas:
- Visa – gives the holder permission to travel to Norway and the Schengen area for up to three months.
- Work Permit – entitles the holder to work in Norway. Different rules apply to nationals of different countries and to people with different occupations.
- Asylum – a person may have a right to asylum in Norway if he or she has a well-founded fear of persecution in his or her country of origin.
- Settlement Permit – entitles the holder to live and work in Norway permanently.
- Family Reunification - means that a family member living abroad is allowed to come to Norway to live with one or more family members who already live here or intend to live here permanently.
- Citizenship – affiliation with a state with rights and responsibilities vis-à-vis that state.
- Residence Permits for Students – a foreign national who wishes to study in Norway may be granted a residence permit for this purpose.
In addition to a short introduction that explains who can apply for the permits, you will find answers to frequently asked questions and information on what documents you need to submit with your application. Click here for the fact sheets.
If you have any questions regarding the Norwegian Immigration rules, please refer to UDI’s English website: Click here .