Employee who is an EU/EEA national
If you are an EU/EEA national who are going to work and live in Norway for more than three months, you have to register. Read more about how to register.
EU/EEA nationals that are going to register
EmployeeHow to register
- You have started working in Norway.
Rights and obligations
- You can change jobs and you can have one or more employers.
- You can bring your family to Norway. They must also register.
- After five years in Norway, you can be granted permanent right of residence.
What happens if you no longer have a job?
- If you have worked in Norway for at least one year, you can continue to live in Norway and look for a new job for as long as you wish. You cannot have resigned from the job and you must have registered as a job seeker with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, Nav, (external website).
- If you have worked in Norway for less than one year, you can continue to live in Norway and look for a new job for six months. You cannot have resigned from the job and you must have registered as a job seeker with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, Nav, (external website).
- If you cannot work because you are temporarily incapacitated due to illness or accident, you can continue to live in Norway for as long as you wish.
How the registration scheme works
- You can move to Norway and start working right away, but you must register no later than three months after your arrival in Norway.
- You only need to register once, regardless of how long you will be living in Norway. You can also, for example, go from being a student to being employed without having to re-register.
- While you live in Norway, you must belong to one of the residence categories described on this page. You may be an employee, self-employed, family member, student, have your own funds, or be employed by a foreign company. If you are a student or are here on your own funds, you must have insurance.
- If you meet the requirements for registering, the police will issue you a registration certificate.
- Registration is free.