EU/EEA nationals that are going to register
Person with own funds
How to register
The conditions for living in Norway based on your own funds are that you are financially independent and can manage on your own money during your entire stay in Norway. You are not entitled to financial assistance or benefits from the Norwegian authorities. You must have an insurance that covers health services for the whole period you are staying in Norway.
Rights and obligations
- You can work in Norway. If you change the basis of your stay from your own funds to an employee, self-employed person or family member of an EU/EEA citizen who is an employee or self-employed, there is no longer a requirement that you must have health insurance. See the conditions you must meet to be an employee, self-employed or family member. If you are retired and starting work, you must notify Helfo (external website).
- You can bring your family to Norway. They must also register according to the EU/EEA regulations.
- If you do not have enough money to manage financially in Norway, you must leave Norway again, or meet the conditions for the right of residence according to other reasons, for example as an employee.
- After five years in Norway, you may get a permanent right of residence if you meet the conditions.
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.