Unskilled Russian workers

Requirements of the employee

  • You must pay an application fee.
  • You must be a Russian citizen and have lived in the Barents region for at least one year. The region consists of Murmansk Oblast, the Republic of Karelia, Arkhangelsk Oblast and Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

Requirements relating to the employment relationship

Rights and obligations

  • You must apply for a new permit if you are to change jobs or employers.
  • You can be granted a permit for one year at a time. The permit can be renewed for one more year, but after that, you must stay outside Norway for one year before you can apply for a new permit.
  • 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.