You can apply from Norway if you fit one of these criteria:
- You have held another type of permit for the past nine months.
- You have skilled worker qualifications
- You are an EEA national or a family member of an EEA national with right of residence in Norway.
You must be in Norway legally, and you cannot be waiting for a reply to your application for asylum or have had your application for asylum turned down.
Some work permit applications can be submitted from Norway
You can apply from Norway if you are applying for:
You can also apply from Norway if you are applying for:
- a permit for a former permanent employee of a Norwegian shipping company, if you meet the conditions for such a permit. You must have ended the employment relationship in Norway or have travelled here immediately after leaving the employment relationship abroad.
- a permit for necessary duty and maintenance crew, if you are to be part of the necessary duty and maintenance crew on a ship laid up in Norway.
- a permit for persons born to parents at least one of whom was a Norwegian national.
It is a requirement that you hold a legal residence permit in Norway and you are not staying here in connection with an application for asylum or pending departure after your asylum application has been rejected.
Strong grounds of reasonableness
There may also be extraordinary circumstances in your case to indicate that the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) can process your application even if you submit it in Norway. If you think that there are extraordinary circumstances in your case to indicate that you should be able to apply from Norway, you must enclose information about this. The UDI cannot assess in advance whether the circumstances in your case are extraordinary.
Where do I submit the application?
If you have more questions regarding who can apply from Norway, contact your nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate, the nearest police district or the UDI’s Information Service.