Frontier worker and family member of frontier worker
If you are a UK national who worked in Norway by the end of 31 December 2020 and are residing abroad, you will still be able to work in Norway, but you must apply for a residence permit. The same applies if you are a family member of a UK national frontier worker.
To obtain a permit as a frontier worker, you must have an employer in Norway. If your employer is from a country outside Norway, see information under "UK national who is a posted worker".
If you are applying for a renewed permit as a frontier worker, you must also use the application form below.
Requirements for the applicant
- You are a frontier worker who started working or have business activities in Norway by the end of 31 December 2020, or
- You are a family member of a UK national frontier worker who meets the requirements given above.
- You live abroad.
How to apply
1. Gather the documents you need
You must document the situation you are in when you apply for residence. Which documents you must submit with your application depends on the situation that applies to you and whether you are already registered in Norway. Some just need to identify themselves, while others need to submit multiple documents. You will receive a personalised checklist after you have filled out the application form. Some examples of documents we may ask you to provide:
- valid national ID card or passport
- the employee must provide documentation on an ongoing employment that has begun no later than the end of 31 December 2020
- self-employed persons must provide documentation that they have commenced business activities by the end of 31 December 2020
- family members must document the family relationship to the UK national
2. Fill in the application form
3. Submit documents and identify yourself at the police
The majority of applicants do not have to submit any documents. They only have to go to the police to identify themselves. Some applicants must submit documents. You must upload these documents digitally.
After you have submitted your application, you will receive a receipt by email with a summary of your application. If you are going to submit documents to your application, there will be a list of which documents you should submit in the summary. If you only have to identify yourself, it will be stated in the summary that you only need to submit identity documents. This means that you must present your passport or national ID card to the police.
If you need only to identify yourself
If your application summary shows that you should only submit identity documents, you should not do anything now. After a while, the police will send you an email confirming that they have opened a case. After the police have made a decision for the residence permit, you will receive a new email from the police asking you to book an appointment to identify yourself. You must not book an appointment until you are notified. The police's capacity varies, and how easy it is to find available appointments may depend on when you try to book.
If you have to submit documents to attach to your application
If the summary of your application shows that you have to submit documents, the police will send you an email a while after you applied, asking you to upload your documents online. This email also includes instructions on how to do so. You cannot submit documents before you receive this email. It may take some time before you receive an email from the police.
After uploading the documents, you will eventually receive a new email from the police asking you to book an appointment to identify yourself with the police. Do not book an appointment before you are notified.