Employers: Employing someone who is an EU/EEA national
Instructions for employers seeking to hire a citizen of an EU/EEA country.
All EU/EEA nationals are allowed to work in Norway
- All EU/EEA nationals have the right to work in Norway.
- EU/EEA nationals can move to Norway and start working right away, but they must register with the police no later than three months after arriving in Norway. Registration is free.
- Swedish, Danish, Icelandic and Finnish citizens can work in Norway without registering with the police, but they must notify the National Population Register (Folkeregisteret) of their move (external website).
EU/EEA nationals who have not yet registered
- If you are going to employ an EU/EEA national who has not yet registered with the police, you must provide your worker with an employment certificate (pdf, 1,0 MB) or an employment contract with the same information as the employment certificate. The employee must present the certificate or contract to the police when registering.
- Employees have to register themselves. You can help your worker by filling in the application and booking an appointment with the police, but the employee must show up in person to meet with the police. Read the requirements and go to the application form (choose the applicant's citizenship first).
EU/EEA nationals who have already registered
- Workers who have previously registered with the police will have received a document called a registration certificate.
- The worker can start working for you immediately and does not need to register again.
Contact information and questions
- You can confirm that a worker has EU/EEA citizenship if they have a passport or national identity card issued by an EU/EEA country.
- Employers can contact UDI's Information Service by email or by phone for information on regulations for foreign employees and their family members.
- Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Kirkenes have Service Centres for Foreign Workers (external website).