Offshore workers

Please note! Some persons do not need a residence permit in order to work offshore

This applies to you if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are to work on a Norwegian or foreign mobile installation on the Norwegian continental shelf.
  • The installation cannot be in a fixed production phase or tied to a fixed platform.
  • Your employer must notify the police before you enter Norway, and you must report to the police no later than one week after entering the Schengen area, before you start working.
  • If you travel out of Norway, you can only re-enter the country if your total residence period in the Schengen area does not exceed 90 days during a period of six months.