You must hand in these documents with your application for a residence permit (Immigration Act section 40) Checklist for family immigration with spouse who has a residence permit as a student in Norway
The cover letter 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.
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.
If the reference person has taken at least 60 credits in the last year, and both the applicant and the reference person are at least 23 years old, money in the applicant's bank account abroad (in the home country) can be included in order to meet the requirement. Then you must also hand in the bank statement for this account.
It must be specified in the statement from Lånekassen what period of time the support will be paid (the whole academic year or part of the academic year).
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.
The original documents from your home country must be legalised by the foreign authority.
You can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or equivalent in your home country to get information about how to get your documents legalised. No legalisation of your passport is required.
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 (neither the copies of your documents, nor 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 spouse / registered partner
Please use extra sheets of paper to write down your answers.
Give a description of your relationship.
When, where and how did you and the reference person meet?
Have you and the reference person spent time together since you met? If yes, where and when?
Have you and the reference person ever lived together? If yes, when, where and for how long?
Are you and the reference person related to each other? If yes, in what way?
Which language(s) do you and the reference person use in order to communicate with one another?
Who proposed and how?
Is the marriage arranged? If yes, by whom?
Were both of you present at the wedding ceremony?
Was a dowry paid? If yes, by whom and how much?
Was the wedding celebrated? If yes, where and when was it celebrated?
How and how often do you and the reference person have contact with one another?
Have you or the reference person previously been married? If yes, please list the full name, age, place of birth and place of residence of the former spouse(s).
Do you and the reference person have any children together, or are you expecting a child together?
Do you or your spouse have any children from previous relationships? If yes, please list the full name, age, place of birth and place of residence of the child(ren).