The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. British citizens are no longer EU or EEA citizens.
Upon withdrawal, a transitional period until 31 December 2020 was agreed upon, with the possibility of an extension. During this period, the United Kingdom was treated as a member of the EU. A similar agreement was made between the United Kingdom and the EEA countries and Switzerland, ensuring that the transitional arrangement also applied to Norway.
British citizens and their family members who had a right of residence before the transition period expired are still entitled to reside and work in Norway. They have had the opportunity to apply for a Brexit permit. The application deadline was 31 December 2021.
From 1 January 2022, all British citizens and their family members who want to settle in Norway must apply for a permit through ordinary regulations.
Yes, if you have submitted the application digitally and received a receipt for it, you can continue to stay in Norway until the application has been processed.
If you have not booked an appointment yet, please book an appointment when the police tell you to do so. If you already have an appointment with the police in 2022, you should attend the planned appointment.
Unfortunately, many applicants have not received a response to their application yet. If you have not received an answer, you should wait for an answer. You can continue to be in Norway until you have received the decision for your application.
Unfortunately, many people who have applied for a permit under the Brexit regulations have not yet received a response to their application. UDI has many applications waiting to be processed, and we do not know how long it will take before you receive an answer. Unfortunately, if you call us, we cannot give you more information regarding the waiting time than what you find here.
To show that you have the right of residence in Norway, you can bring the receipt showing that you have applied for a Brexit permit. You received such a receipt when you submitted your application digitally. In addition, you can bring the registration certificate you received from the police when you registered as an EU/EEA citizen. If you have family members in Norway who are not British citizens, they must bring the residence card they have received from the police.
Suppose you do not have access to your registration certificate or came to Norway before the registration scheme was applied. In that case, you can bring a residence certificate from the tax authorities to show that you are resident in Norway. You can order a residence certificate from the tax authorities through Altinn (external website). Note that it will take a few days to receive this, so make sure to order it well in advance.
If you are a British citizen who came to Norway before 1 January 2021 or as a family member to a British citizen who came to Norway before 1 January 2021, you must contact the Norwegian Tax Administration to be assigned a D number or a national identification number.
You cannot contact the UDI or the police to get a D number or a national identification number.
If the Tax Administration believes you meet the requirements set for this, you will be assigned a national identification number from the Norwegian Tax Administration by reporting a move to Norway (external website).
No. British citizens can enter and stay in Norway and the Schengen area without a visa. You can stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days during any period of 180 days. If you need to stay longer than 90 days, you must apply for a residence permit.
Note that as long as Norway has entry restrictions due to the corona situation, British citizens living in the UK will from 1 January 2021 be subject to the regulations that apply to citizens outside the EU/EEA who live in a country outside the EU/EEA.
If you are a British citizen residing in an EU/EEA country (not the United Kingdom), the rules for citizens living in an EU/EEA country apply to you.
Yes, your family member needs a visa to visit Norway. Residence permits in the United Kingdom based on the EU Settlement Scheme do not grant visa-free travel to the Schengen area, including Norway.