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


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

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 aslo 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.

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

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  • 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.
  • 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 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. (

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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).  

Additional documents for some applications

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  (

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) ( or the form you received by email when you registered your application in the Application Portal.

If you are going to work for more than one client

If you are to work offshore