The map shows which nationalities topped the statistics in 2010 of granted applications for protection (asylum) and granted first-time applications for family immigration, work and study permits.
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We granted most family immigration permits to nationals of Thailand and the Philippines, most work permits to Romanians and Indians, and most study permits to people from Russia and China. Among those who were granted protection in Norway, most came from Eritrea and Somalia.
EEA nationals registered in Norway
Nordic nationals have long been entitled to settle freely in Norway. Now, most other EEA nationals can also stay here without a permit. In the course of the year, 58,900 EEA nationals registered to study, work or live together with family in Norway. Nationals of Romania and Bulgaria are not yet covered by the new registration system, which means that they still have to apply for a residence permit.
Read more about the registration system for EU nationals.