You must hand in these documents when you apply for a residence permit (Immigration Regulations § 6-18) Checklist for self-employed persons (with a company in Norway)
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 also 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
- 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.
The signature form 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)
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.
It is recomended (but not required) that the apartment number (dwelling number) is stated on the contract. This number consists of an H and four digits, for example H0101. When you are filling in the application form, we will ask you for this number.
- If you have completed an education or a degree at an university college or university, or have completed a vocational training programme at upper secondary school level, you must submit a diploma and transcripts showing 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.
- Work certificates: You must provide work certificates from previous employers that contain detailed information about:
- how long you worked there,
- what training you received,
- what work tasks you had and
- what qualifications you have.
Courses: If you have courses in the profession, you can attach documentation to this as a supplement to the work certificates. The documentation must contain information about the duration/number of hours and the content of the courses.
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.
Here you should give an overview of all expected expenses and income for the first year. The budget should also state what your expected profit before tax is.
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
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 have already entered into contracts with clients
If you are to work in a profession for which recognition or authorisation is required
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 you are also going to work as an employee
You can only be granted permission to also work as an employee if there are special reasons for this. It is therefore important that you explain why you wish to work as an employee.