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 for a permanent employee.
The applicant is the person who wishes to visit or live in Norway.
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The rules for entering Norway remain strict for seasonal workers
The rules for entering Norway remain strict due to COVID-19. As a general rule, you as a seasonal worker cannot enter Norway unless one of the entry exemptions applies to you.
As of today, there are three alternative exemptions to Norway’s entry restrictions for seasonal workers. You will find more information about the exemptions needed to process your application in our «guide to waiting time for seasonal workers».
If no of the exemptions applies to you, we recommend you not to apply. This is due to the entry restrictions limiting you from entering Norway, and the UDI cannot guarantee that your application fee will be refunded.
Youmust have a job before you apply for a residence permit.
The work must be full-time for the whole period you will be staying here. You do not need vocational training.
What kind of work is not seasonal?
Examples of work that is not deemed to be seasonal work: