You must hand in these documents when you apply for a residence permit (Immigration Regulations § 6-13) Checklist for seconded employee (employee of foreign company who are going on assignment in Norway)


Informasjon

The applicant is the person who wishes to visit or live in Norway. 

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DUF number/date of birth:

How to use the list

When you turn up to your appointment with the police or embassy/consulate you must hand in this list and copies of the documents on this list.

You must also present the original documents. If your client in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your client hands in copies of documentation of your education and/or work experience and your passport, instead of originals.

If any of your documents are in a different language than Norwegian or English, you must hand in a translation of the documents into Norwegian or English.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you have handed in all documents on the list which are required for your application. If all relevant documents are not handed in, this may lead to you having to wait longer for an answer or your application being rejected.

Please note: Some embassies may request additional documents based on local conditions if you are applying from abroad.

Documentation you must hand in when applying for the first time

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If your client in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your client hands in a copy of your passport.

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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 it was not possible for you to apply online, please bring a filled-out application form. (www.udi.no/forms)

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This can be a house, apartment, a room in a shared flat or similar. If you are renting, you must hand in a written rental contract which is approved by the house owner, manager or housing co-operative. If you do not yet know where you are going to rent, you can instead write an explanation on a separate sheet regarding where you are planning to live and how you will organise this.  

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The contract must

  • document the nature of the contractual relationship
  • clearly state which services you are to provide and the lenght of the assignment
  • if you are employed by an international company you can, instead of a contract, hand in a statement from the company which shows that you will work at the company’s branch in Norway for a specified period of time
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  • 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.

If your client in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your client hands in a copy of the documentation of your education. You may be asked to show the original documentation at a later point in time.

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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. 

If your client in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your client hands in a copy of the documentation of your work experience. You may be asked to show the original documentation at a later point in time.

Additional documents for some applications

If you submit your application in a country other than your home country

If you submit your application in Norway

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For example: Visitor's visa, residence permit in another Schengen country and /or documentation which shows when you travelled into Norway/Schengen.

If you have a residence permit in Norway, you do not have to hand in anything. 

If you are to work in a profession for which recognition or authorisation is required

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Check here if approval or authorization is necessary in your profession, and which recognition authority you must contact  (http://www.nokut.no/en/Foreign-education/Other-recognition-systems/Regulated-professions/List-of-regulated-professions/)

If your are not going to stay and work in Norway during the whole period you have applied for a residence permit for

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Please write the information on a separate sheet of paper or in the UDI's assignment offer form (pdf, 877 kB)

If you want the Norwegian client to apply on your behalf, or for another person to talk to The Directorate of Immigration on your behalf 

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You can use this form Form for granting Power of Attorney (pdf, 677 kB) (www.udi.no/forms) or the form you received by email when you registered your application in the Application Portal.

If you want to work during application processing

If you are going to work for more than one client

Documents which you must hand in when you apply to renew your residence permit

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If your client in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your client hands in a copy of your passport.

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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 it was not possible for you to apply online, please bring a filled-out application form. (www.udi.no/forms)

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Please note! If you have already handed in this contract, and there has not been any changes, you do not need to hand it in again. 

The contract must

  • document the nature of the contractual relationship
  • clearly state which services you are to provide and the lenght of the assignment
  • if you are employed by an international company you can, instead of a contract, hand in a statement from the company which shows that you will work at the company’s branch in Norway for a specified period of time
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You must hand in pay slips or other documentation from your employer abroad which shows how much pay you have received and in what currency. The pay slips/documentation must be for the last three months you carred out an assignment in Norway (not for periods when you were in your home country).  

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