There are different types of permits for skilled workers. You must have specialist training corresponding to upper secondary education level, hold a craft certificate, have completed a university college or university education or degree, or have special qualifications.
These permits are options for unskilled workers, meaning that the position in question does not require you to be a skilled worker.
Specialist - residence permit as a specialist has been repealed
The rule on specialists was repealed on 15 January 2013, and you can no longer get a first time residence permit as a specialist. This also applies if you submitted your application before 15 January 2013.
If you already have a residence permit as a specialist, you can get a renewed residence permit, provided that you are going to work for the same employer, for more information see specialist - renewal
. Your annual salary must be at least NOK 500,000.
Russian nationals living in the Barents Region
Certain types of residence permits can be granted if you are a Russian national living in the Barents Region.
Students and researchers
Special rules apply for students, trainees and researchers.
Cultural/non-profit purposes and exchange programmes
Residence permits may be granted for various cultural and non-profit purposes and for participation in exchange programmes.
Special rules apply for diplomats and members of their families.