Employee/self-employed Documents you can hand in when applying for permanent right of residence


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When you are applying for permanent right of residence, you must hand in documents which show

  • that you have lived in Norway continuously for at least five years, and
  • that you have had a basis for residence (been an employee, self-employed person, student, lived here with sufficient funds or is the family member of such a person) in Norway for all those years.

What documents you need to hand in, will vary depending on the basis of your residence in Norway.

When you go to the police, you must show the original and hand in a copy of each document. 

Example of a combination of documents that an employee can hand in

  • passport/ national ID card
  • transcript from the National Registry which shows when you  moved to Norway and what addresses you have lived at for the last five years
  • tax assessment notices for the last five years
  • all employment contracts for the last five years
  • last three pay slips

Example of a combination of documents that a self-employed person can hand in

  • passport/ national ID card
  • transcript from the National Registry which shows when you  moved to Norway and what addresses you have lived at for the last five years
  • tax assessment notices for the last five years
  • transcript from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities / Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises
  • client contracts, outgoing invoices for completed assignments
  • approved accounts for the last five years
  • documentation of reporting of VAT

Other documents you can hand in

Below you will find a list of documents you can hand in if the examples above do not fit your situation, for example because your situation has changed during the time you have lived in Norway.

The list is meant as a guide and you do not need to hand in all these documents. You must hand in a combination of the documents on the list so that all the five years you have lived in Norway are covered.  You can also hand in other relevant documents

  • passport/ national ID card
  • transcript from the National Registry which shows when you  moved to Norway and what addresses you have lived at for the last five years
  • tax returns/ tax assessment notices for the last five years
  • statement of pay and tax deductions for the last five years
  • all employment contracts for the last five years
  • bank statements
  • confirmation of shift schedule from your employer, if you are doing shift work
  • decision letter from Nav if you have been granted a disability pension, retirement pension, time-limited wage subsidies or unemployment benefits
  • confirmation from Nav or your employer which states that you have been temporary laid off 
  • medical certificate for absence due to illness or accident
  • documentation of rental or purchase of property in Norway
  • documentation of studies abroad.
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