Want to apply Job seekers

You must normally have received a job offer in Norway before you can apply for a residence permit for work purposes. If you are a skilled worker, you may in some exceptional cases get a residence permit to stay in Norway while you look for work.

The applicant is the person who wishes to visit or live in Norway. 

Please check whether you meet the requirements described below. If not, you cannot come to Norway until you have received a job offer and have been granted a residence permit. 

Who are you?

  • A job seeker who has recently graduated in Norway or is a researcher


Waiting time

Check how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a residence permit for work. 

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