Skilled job seeker with a visa free citizenship


Rights and obligations

  • You may not work while you are searching for a skilled job. If you receive a job offer, you can apply for a residence permit as a skilled worker. You cannot start working until you have received such a residence permit
  • You can be granted a residence permit for a maximum of six months at a time. The six months are counted from the day you entered Norway. You must live outside Norway for one year before you can apply for a new residence permit as a job seeker.
  • The period you have this permit does not count if you later wish to apply for a permanent residence permit. 
  • Your family members cannot apply for a family immigration permit to come and live with you in Norway.