Job seeker

Requirements of the applicant

  • You must pay an application fee.
  • You must meet the same requirements as when you applied for the first time.

Requirements of the type of residence permit you have 

  • You must have a valid residence permit as a job seeker. If you have another type of residence permit now, you must hand in a new application for a residence permit as a job seeker, instead of applying for renewal. 
  • Your residence permit must be renewable. If you already have held the residence permit for the maximum amount of months or years, you cannot apply for renewal.
Residence permit for:Is the permit renewable?
Skilled job seeker with visa free citizenship

Yes, but you can have it for a maximum of six months at a time. Then you must live outside Norway for one year before you can apply for a new such permit.

Job seeker who has recently graduated or is a researcher Yes, but you can have it for a maximum of one year in total.