Do you wish to come to Norway to work? If you have a university level education, specialist training, a craft certificate or special qualifications, you can apply for a residence and work permit for skilled workers.
In order to be granted a residence permit for skilled workers, you must be a qualified skilled worker whose expertise is relevant to the job you will be doing in Norway.
Who is considered to be a “skilled worker”?
The term skilled worker covers the following categories of qualifications:
- Specialist training corresponding to upper secondary education level
- Craft certificate
- University college or university education
- Special qualifications
Do you have a job offer?
In order to get a residence and work permit for skilled workers you must have received a concrete offer of employment from an employer in Norway.
The employment offer must state the position you will fill, your hourly wage and the number of working hours per week. The duration of the offer of employment must also be specified.
As a rule, you must have received an offer of full-time employment for one employer.
Are you from a EU or EEA/EFTA-country?
Nationals from EU/EEA/EFTA-countries don’t need to apply for residence or work permits.
You are free to travel to Norway and look for work.
The only thing you need to do is to register with the police through the EEA registration scheme.
More information about residence and work permits for skilled workers