Want to renew Au pair

It is important to apply for renewal well in advance of your residence permit expiring if you wish to retain all your rights. You must also apply for renewal if you wish to change host families.

What you need to do

  1. The waiting times to get an appointment with the police can be very long. You should register the application online and book an appointment with the police well in advance, at least three months before your residence permit expires. 

  2. Usually, no later than one month before your residence permit expires, you must attend your appointment with the police and hand in your documents. Only then is your application submitted. If you have a renewable residence permit and have attended your appointment at the police and submitted an application for renewal one month before your current permit expires at the latest, you have the same rights as your current residence permit.  

You have the same rights as before relating to work, studies, etc. while you are waiting for us to decide on your application. You will retain these rights until you have received an answer to your application, even if your residence permit expires in the meantime. 

Even if you have applied in time, you may have trouble travelling in and out of Norway while waiting for your new permit. This is because you do not have a valid residence card. Without a valid residence card, you can be stopped in border control in other countries. You may also have trouble getting into Norway again when you return. 


Waiting time

Check how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for an au pair permit.

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