You must hand in these documents when you apply for a residence permit (Immigration Regulations § 6-29) Checklist for job seeker recently graduated in Norway or is a researcher


Informasjon

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

Name:
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 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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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.  

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You must have funds equivalent of NOK 19 899 per month, that is NOK 238 784 per year.  

You must document that you have this money in one or both of these ways:

  • A bank statement from your account in a Norwegian bank. In some cases we may accept a bank statement from a foreign bank.
  • A work contract which states your salary per hour, how many hours you are guaranteed to work every week and how long the contract lasts for.
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A bank statement which shows how much money you had in your account on the first day of every month for the last six months. 

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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. 

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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. 

Additional documents for some applications

If you have a residence permit as a student at university college or university, student at a vocational school or student at upper secondary school

If you have a residence permit for additional education in order for your education to be recognised in Norway

If you want a representative to follow up your application in UDI 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

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

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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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You must have funds equivalent of NOK 19 899 per month, that is NOK 238 784 per year.  

You must document that you have this money in one or both of these ways:

  • A bank statement from your account in a Norwegian bank. In some cases we may accept a bank statement from a foreign bank.
  • A work contract which states your salary per hour, how many hours you are guaranteed to work every week and how long the contract lasts for.
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A bank statement which shows how much money you had in your account on the first day of every month for the last six months. 

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