You must hand in these documents when you apply for a residence permit (Immigration Regulations § 6-11) Checklist for worker on a fixed installation (offshore worker)


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 your employer in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your employer 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 employer in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your employer 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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  • 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 employer in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your employer 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 employer in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your employer 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.

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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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  • If you are going to work in an industry in which a collective agreement applies, you must hand in a copy of the first page of the agreement and a copy of the page showing the pay rates, where the employer has marked the pay rate you have been offered.
  • If you are going to work in an industry in which no collective agreement applies, you must hand in documentation which shows that the pay you have been offered is not poorer than is normal for someone in your occupation in the place you are going to work, for example wage statistics from a trade association.
    • If the position requires a master's degree and the pay you have been offered by your employer is at least NOK 416 600 per year pre-tax or the position requires a bachelor's degree and the pay you have been offered by your employer is at least NOK 386 700 per year pre-tax you do not have to hand in any documentation.

Documentation you must hand in if you have an employer in Norway

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Documentation you must hand in if you are employed by a company abroad and are going on an assignment in Norway

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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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Additional documents for some applications

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 submit your application in a country other than your home country

If you are going to work in a position which is less than 80 percent

If you are going to work for more than one employer or client

If the employment offer or assignment offer is not continous

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 you are going work as an employee for a recruitment agency

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In the confirmation, the contractor must write the period for which you will be assigned there and provide a detailed description of your work assignments.

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You can find the register of the Labour Inspection Authority here: http://www.arbeidstilsynet.no/bfr/

If you would like your employer or client to apply on your behalf, or for someone to follow up your application in the 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

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

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If your employer in Norway is going to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, with a written authorisation from you, it is sufficient that your employer 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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You must hand in one of these:

Date/place:
Signature: