What are the EU/EEA regulations?

The regulations regarding EU/EEA nationals and their family members' stay i Norway are called the EU/EEA regulations. The EU/EEA regulations give all EU/EEA nationals and their family members the right to live, work and study in Norway.

The EU/EEA regulations are a part of the collaboration between Norway and the EU through the EEA agreement. The regulations that apply to EU/EEA nationals are regulated through EU Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 which is incorporated into the Immigration Act chapter 13.

EU/EEA nationals can also choose to apply for a residence permit in Norway according to the other regulations in the Immigration Act (the ordinary/national regulations for immigration).