Norwegian language training requirement to obtain a permanent residence permit

You do not need to complete Norwegian language training to obtain a permanent residence permit if you have passed all four parts of the Norwegian exam at level A2 or higher, or if the municipality has granted you an exemption.

What is adequate knowledge of the Norwegian language to qualify for an exemption from the obligation of Norwegian language training?

  • If you were granted your first residence permit that forms the basis for a permanent residence permit before 1 January 2021

If you have been granted an exemption by the municipality, you must hand in your letter of exemption to the police when you apply for a permanent residence permit.

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