Can I receive healthcare while I wait for an answer to my application for a residence permit?

UDI cannot answer what your rights are concerning healthcare. You can read about this on Helsenorge's website (external website).

Everyone who resides in Norway is entitled to urgent medical care (external website), and everyone who stays in Norway is entitled to free healthcare if they have been infected with the coronavirus (external website).

If you have a renewable residence permit in Norway and you apply for renewal at least one month before your permit expires, you have the same rights during the waiting period as you had before.