Guide to waiting time for application for work immigration

In order to tell you how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a residence permit, we ask you to answer three questions. 

The information on this page is personalised for

What type of application have you submitted?: First time application (do not already have a residence permit for work)

Where did you hand in the application?: at an embassy/consulate or Visa Application Centre abroad

What type of residence permit have you applied for?: seasonal worker

Information for seasonal workers who have handed in the application at SUA, an embassy, consulate or Visa Application Centre 

UDI is now starting to process applications for seasonal work permits again. We process the oldest cases first. We do not know at this time how long it will take to process all the cases. The application scheme via the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture and the Norwegian Maritime Directorate has ceased.

If you are going to upload and forward documents
Here you will find information on how to upload and forward the documents.

For the UDI to register the documents as quickly as possible, you must enter the receipt number from the Application Portal. The receipt number was sent by e-mail to the person who registered the application in the Application Portal.

This information was last updated on

19 November 2021

. It will be updated again on 

21 December



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