Want to apply Seasonal workers

You can be granted a residence permit as a seasonal worker if you are going to do a job that can only be carried out at a special time of the year, or if you are going to work as a holiday stand-in. You do not need vocational training.

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

Examples of industries where you can take on seasonal work:

  • forestry
  • agriculture and horticulture
  • fish processing
  • the restaurant industry
  • the tourism industry

Examples of work that is not deemed to be seasonal work:

  • carpentry
  • painting
  • other trades

Requirements for applying

  • Seasonal worker


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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