You must hand in these documents when you apply for a residence permit Checklist for researcher with own funds


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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You must show that you have funds equivalent of NOK 116 369 per year or that you will have a yearly income equivalent of this sum (or a combination of funds and income). You must document this in one or more of these ways:

  • Statement of support from the State Education Loan Fund (Lånekassen) or documentation which shows that you receive other types of grants/financial support
  • A confirmation which states that you will receive pay from your employer in your home country during the stay 
  • A work contract for part time work in Norway which shows how many hours you will work per week, your pay and the duration of the contract. 
  • A bank statement from bank account, or a statement from the research institute which shows that the money is deposited in the research institute's account.
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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.  

Additional documents for some applications

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 submit your application in a country other than your home country

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 show that you have funds equivalent of NOK 116 369 per year or that you will have a yearly income equivalent of this sum (or a combination of funds and income). You must document this in one or more of these ways:

  • Statement of support from the State Education Loan Fund (Lånekassen) or documentation which shows that you receive other types of grants/financial support
  • A confirmation which states that you will receive pay from your employer in your home country during the stay 
  • A work contract for part time work in Norway which shows how many hours you will work per week, your pay and the duration of the contract. 
  • A bank statement from your account  in a Norwegian bank
Date/place:
Signature: