We are pleased to continue our series examining country immigration requirements with a focus on Norway this month. In this post, we cover the key requirements for obtaining a Residence Permit for Local Hire.

General Process

  1. Document Collection
  2. Residence Permit Application
  3. Entry to Norway
  4. Residence Card Application

Timeline

Pre-arrival: 1 month

Post-arrival: 2 weeks to 1 month

Primary Employee Documents

·        Passport (all pages)

·        CV/Resume (5 years)

·        Information on residential address in Norway

·        Employer References

·        UDI document checklist

·        POA

·        Educational Certificates

Primary Employer Documents

·        Offer of Employment

·        Documentation showing that the pay offered meets the requirements

Validity

Duration can be from 1 to 3 years, depending on the employment contract. Can be renewed.

Deregistration

The immigration authority should be informed, and the work/residence card returned. The tax authority and the national registry should be informed that the employee is leaving the country.

Red Flags and Special Criteria

  • Labour Market tests
  • TB test depending on the country of origin
  • Quota required
  • Regulated professions
  • Early employment scheme

For additional information, please contact Aires Immigration.

Disclaimer: Any immigration advice contained herein is subject to change at any time. All immigration rules, processes, and decisions are made at the discretion of the relevant government authorities and are outside of Aires’ control.

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