(You will find more information on the information page for EU/EEA/EFTA-nationals)
You must either register yourself in Norway, apply for a residence card or apply for a residence permit. Further down this page you will find information about which arrangement is relevant for you.
1. Check if you should register yourself /register your application online
Non-EEA nationals who are family members of EEA nationals
If you are not an EEA national yourself, but are applying for family immigration with an EEA national who lives in Norway, you should register your application for a residence card online. You cannot register your application online if you hand in your application at a Swedish or Danish embassy.
Read more about Family immigration with an EEA national for applicants who are not EEA nationals and residence cards.
Non-EEA nationals who are service providers or business starters and are affiliated with an enterprise established in an EEA country
If you are not an EEA national yourself, but are a service provider or business starter and are affiliated with an enterprise established in an EEA country, you should register your application for a residence card online. You cannot register your application online if you hand in your application at a Swedish or Danish embassy.
Read more about service providers who are not EEA nationals.
If you cannot apply online
The following groups cannot use the online Application Portal Norway:
They must instead fill out a paper copy of the application form and hand it in at the embassy. You can use the same form if you wish to apply for a renewal of your permit.
2. Everyone must hand in documents
If you pre-register or register your application online, you will at the same time book an appointment for handing in your documents to the police, a service center for foreign workers or an embassy. You will not have to wait in line when you turn up for your appointment.
If are not applying online you need to contact the embassy to find out when to hand in the documents along with the application form.
Both applicants who pre-register/ register their applications online and those who hand in a paper version need to hand in additional documentation.
The list of which documents you need to hand in you can find here:
EEA nationals: The police will not decide if you can be registered until you have personally handed in the necessary documentation to the police. If you fulfil the criteria for registration, you will be issued a registration certificate. This certificate is issued free of charge and is valid indefinitely (does not need to be renewed).
Non-EEA nationals who are family members of EEA nationals or service providers or business starters who are affiliated with an enterprise established in an EEA country:
If you are applying for a residence card (family members and service providers/business starters) the application is formally submitted when you have personally handed in the necessary documentation to the police or the embassy. We will then start to process your application.
3. Additional documents
This form must be filled in by your employer if you are coming to Norway to work.
"Ansettelsesbevis" (in Norwegian only)
To be able to read the files on this page you need the programme Adobe Acrobat on your computer. You can download the programme for free
If you want to fill in the form on your computer, you need the programme Adobe Professional.