The signature form is the attachment you received via email when you registered your application online. Please print it and bring it with you. If you are handing in your application at a Danish embassy, please bring a filled-out application form instead. (www.udi.no/forms)
If you hand in your application in Norway, you normally only need to show your passport and hand in the copies.
If you hand in your application abroad, you must normally hand in both your passport and the copies. If you need your passport back before you receive an answer to your application, please contact the place where you hand in the application.
Some reference persons must provide additional documentation on divorce:
You who are the reference person, must provide documentation from the country in which you previously married indicating that your previous marriage has been dissolved there if:
you have previously been married to a person from the same country as the applicant, and
your former spouse received a residence permit for family immigration with you
As documentation that previous marriages have been dissolved abroad, the UDI accepts:
Divorce certificate or annulment certificate in the former spouse's home country or from the country where you and your previous spouse were married, or
documentation from the former spouse's home country or the country where you and your former spouse married, showing that it is impossible to divorce or annul the marriage
If you cannot obtain documentation from abroad that your previous marriage is dissolved there, you must write an explanation the applicant can provide.
Documents to prove that the reference person is divorced from the previous marriage abroad
This requirement applies only if the reference person has previously been married to a person from the same country as you, AND the previous spouse received a residence permit for family immigration with the reference person.
Suppose this applies to the reference person in your case. In that case, you must provide documentation that the previous marriage of the reference person's previous marriage is dissolved aborad, even if it is registered dissolved in Norway.
if the reference person was married in the home country of the previous spouse: Provide documentation from the home country of the previous spouse to explain why the reference person can't divorce or annul the marriage
if the reference person was married in another country than the country the previous spouse is a citizen of: Provide documentation from the previous spouse’s home country and from the country where they married to explain why the reference person can't get a divorce or an annulment of the marriage
if the previous marriage of the reference person is not registered in the previous spouse’s home country: Provide documentation showing that the reference person is not registered as married with the authorities of the previous spouse’s home country
Documentation of the income of the reference person (please choose the cathegory which is relevant for the reference person)
You must document that the reference person has an income of at least
NOK 300 988 per year pre-tax
now. In addition, the reference person’s income last year must have been at about the same level. The reference person cannot have received any financial assistance from NAV (økonomisk sosialhjelp) during the last 12 months. Please check the income requirements, what kind of income that counts and whether you can be exempted from any of the requirements at www.udi.no/incomerequirement.
Documents you must hand in if the reference person works
In the contract/confirmation it must be clear how long the employment will last and the scope (full time or part-time) of the employment. If your work is temporary, you should enclose a confirmation from your employer if it is possible to prolong your contract.
Documentation of the requirement for four years full time work or studies (the four year requirement)
You only need to meet this requirement if
you do not have children together, and have been living together for less than two years, or
you have children together, but the children were conceived after the reference person moved to Norway. (You do not need to fulfill the requirement if the child was conceived while you both had residence permits in Norway), and
the reference person is not a Norwegian citizen, and came to Norway as a resettlement refugee, an asylum seeker, through family immigration, or was given a residence permit on the grounds of strong humanitarian considerations or a particular connection to Norway
Documentation which shows that the reference person has been in full time work or education in Norway for four years
If you are applying from Norway because you qualify as a skilled worker
If you have completed an education or a degree at a university or university college, you must hand in your diploma or other documentation which shows what education or degree you have completed.
If you have completed a vocational training programme at upper secondary school level, you must hand in both a diploma and a transcript of your grades which shows how long the education lasted, the level and the content.
If you have taken education which you have not completed, you must hand in documentation which shows how long the education lasted, the level and the content.
If you have previously handed in this documentation to the UDI, you do not have to hand it in again.
Work certificates: You must provide work certificates from previous employers that contain detailed information about:
how long you worked there,
what training you received,
what work tasks you had and
what qualifications you have.
Courses: If you have courses in the profession, you can attach documentation to this as a supplement to the work certificates. The documentation must contain information about the duration/number of hours and the content of the courses.
You only need to document work experience in addition to, or instead of, documentation of education if the work experience should be part of the assessment of whether or not you are a skilled worker.
Originals and copies of the documents
Requirements for documents from Norway
You do not need to bring originals of documents from Norwegian authorities. You are only to hand in a copy of the document. The copy does not need to be stamped.
Requirements for documents from other countries than Norway
You must bring the original documents and your passport. If you apply from Norway, you must present the original documents and your passport. If you apply from abroad, you must submit the original documents and your passport. These documents will be checked by the embassy and will be returned to you at the same place as you submitted the application.
You must also bring copies of all the documents and your passport.
If you hand in your application abroad, the copies must be stamped by the authorities in your country, or by a notarius publicus.
If you hand in your application to the police in Norway you do not need to have the copies stamped. Please note that the original documents must still have an apostille stamp even if you hand in the application to the police in Norway.
No stamping is required on the copies of your passport.
If your documents are in a different language than Norwegian or English, they must be translated to Norwegian or English by an authorised/certified translator. It must be stated on the translation who translated the document and when.
You must also hand in a copy of the translations. If you hand in your application abroad, the copy of the translation must be stamped by the authorities in your country, or a notarius publicus.
Application questionnaire to be filled out by the applicant (not the reference person in Norway)
The UDI will look at your answers when we process your application. It is therefore important that you fill in this questionnaire as accurately as possible, even if not all the questions are relevant to your situation.
Information about you and your fiancee
Please use extra sheets of paper to write down your answers.
Give a description of your relationship
When, where and how did you meet?
When did you get engaged? Who proposed? (Who decided you should get married?) Do you approve of the decision?
In what way and how often do you and the reference person have contact with one another?
Have you made any wedding plans? If so, what are they?
Did you have an engagement ceremony? If so, please give details.
Do you have relatives or friends in Norway?
Which language(s) - unless you have the same mother tongue - do you and the reference person use to communicate with one another?
With whom do you live now?
Have you or the reference person previously been married? If yes, please list name, age, place of birth and place of residence of former spouse(s)
Do you and the reference person have any children together, or are you expecting one? If you have children together: Name and date of birth.
Do you or the reference person have any children from previous relationships? If yes, please list name, age, place of birth and place of residence of the children
Are there any obstacles for entering into marriage, - if so, what are they?