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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.

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The applicant is a citizen of : United States

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?

  • Skilled job seeker with a visa free citizenship

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

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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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