Want to apply Seafarers

Please check whether you need a residence permit to work on board a Norwegian ship or a foreign ship in Norwegian waters.

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

What type of ship do you work on?

  • Norwegian ship sailing between a Norwegian and a foreign port

  • Foreign-registered ships in international traffic

  • Foreign ships sailing between Norwegian ports

  • Crew on board laid-up ships

  • Spending the winter on a boat in a Norwegian port


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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