Want to apply Permanent residence permit

With a permanent residence permit you can reside and work in Norway indefinitely. You will also be given extra protection against expulsion.

The information on this page is personalised for

The applicant is a citizen of : United States

Which alternative describes your situation?: I have a residence permit

When should you apply?

  1. Three months before your residence permit expires you should register your application form on the Application Portal and book an appointment with the police. There may be several weeks waiting time.
  2. No later than one month before your residence permit expires you must go to the police at the time you have booked and hand in your documents. The application will not be submitted until you have done this. If you do this, you still have the same rights as before relating to work, studies etc. until you receive an answer to your application, even if your residence permit expires while you are waiting. Adults and children over the age of one can, at the earliest, apply three months before they have fulfilled the period of residence that applies to them.

If your application for a permanent residence permit is rejected, the UDI or the police will renew your residence permit if you still fulfil the requirements.

If your previous residence permit expires before you get a new permit (permanent or renewed residence permit), you may have trouble travelling in and out of Norway. Without a valid residence card, you can be stopped in the border control in other countries. 

Who are you?

  • Child under the age of one year


Waiting time

Check how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for permanent residence. 

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