The applicant is the person who wants to move to Norway, or continue living here, and who needs a residence permit. When we use the word "you", we are speaking to the applicant.
The reference person is the spouse living in Norway.
This is a list that tells you which documents you have to hand in when you apply for family immigration. Some of the documents you need to get, some the reference person in Norway needs to get.
You have to:
You have to hand in this list, the questionnaire and copies of all the documents at the police, the application centre or the embassy. You also have to bring the original documents. The original documents must be verified with a stamp. Se the end of the list for more information about how the documents need to be stamped.
The cover letter is the attachment you received via e-mail when you registered your application online. Please print it and bring it with you. If it was not possible for you to apply online, please bring a filled-out application form. (www.udi.no/forms)
You need to print this list of documents (this page on the Internet you are looking at right now). Tick the box for all the documents you hand in, and hand in this list together with all the documents you are going to hand in. Remember to sign on the print-out.
You have to fill out a form with questions about you and your spouse. It is you who are the applicant who must fill out this form, it is not to be filled out by the reference person in Norway.
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:
As documentation that previous marriages have been dissolved abroad, the UDI accepts:
If you cannot obtain documentation from abroad that your previous marriage is dissolved there, you must write an explanation the applicant can provide.
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.
Are you uncertain whether the reference person meets the requirement for income? Check the requirements at www.udi.no/incomerequirement.
Please note! You do not have to hand in any documentation to show that you have the right to hand in your application in Norway if you
If you are in Norway on a visitor’s visa (Schengen visa), you must hand in the following documents:
If you have previously handed in this documentation to the UDI, you do not have to hand it in again.
You must hand in documents which contain detailed information from your previous employers regarding how long you worked there, what training you were given, your work tasks and your qualifications.
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.
You can use the form, Explanation why I cannot hand in one or more documents (pdf, 662 kB) (www.udi.no/forms), to explain why you can’t hand in one or more of the documents. Remember to sign the form.
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.
Please note! The UDI does not require apostille or legalisation of the documents but be aware that other public agencies may require this.