Please check whether you qualify as a skilled worker.
All other employees must wait to enter Norway until they have received an answer to their application.
Skilled workers who need a visa to visit Norway can in some cases be issued an entry visa, so that they can travel to Norway in order to hand in their application for a residence permit to the police, or wait for an answer to their application for a residence permit.
Such a visa does not entitle you to work in Norway, but it does entitle you to stay in Norway while you wait for the UDI to process your application for a residence permit.
To be granted such a visa, it must be probable that your application for a residence permit for skilled workers will be granted.
Please note! If you already have been granted a residence permit for work, you should not apply for an entry visa for skilled workers.
The UDI cannot answer what your rights to receive health care are. You can read about this on Helsenorge's website (external website).
Everyone who resides in Norway is entitled to urgent medical care (external website), and everyone who stays in Norway is entitled to free health care if they have been infected with the coronavirus (external website).
If you have a renewable residence permit in Norway and you apply for renewal at least one month before your permit expires, you have the same rights during the waiting period as you had before.
As a rule, you cannot.
However, you can start working if you have applied for a residence permit for a skilled worker with an employer in Norway and already have received a confirmation of early employment start from the police.
You have to report your new address to the National Population Register (external website) as soon as you know you will be moving. The UDI automatically receives your new address from the registry.
If you are in Norway, and you move before your application has been processed, you must notify the police that you are moving no later than one week after you have moved. You can notify the police where you are moving to, or where you lived before.
If you are abroad, and you move before the UDI has processed your application, you must notify the embassy or consulate you applied to. If you fail to do this, you risk not receiving the answer to your application.
The application fee can only be refunded if you have not yet attended your appointment to hand in the application in person. If you have sent an application where you are not required to meet in person, but only need to upload the application documents electronically, you cannot get the fee refunded after you have uploaded the documents.
If you want an application fee refunded, you must contact the police district or the embassy responsible for your application. UDI cannot assist you with reimbursement.
If you have already handed in your application in person but wish to withdraw it, even if you will not be reimbursed, you must notify us in writing. You can write a short letter explaining that you wish to withdraw your application. The letter must be signed by you, the applicant. You must send the letter electronically. When we receive the information that you want to withdraw your application, we will dismiss the case and send you a written confirmation.