Guide to waiting time for au pair permits


Information about how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for an au pair permit.

The information on this page is personalised for

What type of application have you submitted?: First time application (do not already have an au pair permit)

Information for you who have applied for an au pair permit

For applicants outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland

Applicants living outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland cannot enter Norway now due to the corona situation. These applications will not be processed now.

We recommend applicants and host families to follow the information posted on our corona pages, where we update when there are changes in the entry restrictions to Norway.

We will also update this page as soon as it is possible to travel to Norway, and we start processing au pair applications again for those who live outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland.

Do you want to withdraw the application?
If you live outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland and no longer wish to have your application processed, you can request that the case is withdrawn by sending a written confirmation. You can upload the confirmation on our website.

For applicants who live in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland

Applicants who are resident in an EU / EEA country or Switzerland can enter Norway now. Therefore, the UDI gives priority to processing au pair applications for this group that can travel to Norway now.

Today, it usually takes 3 months from the time you submit the application to the police, embassy, ​​consulate or application center until you receive an answer.

How long you have to wait may change. In that case, the new information will apply to you, even if you have been told a different waiting time previously.

We update the information on this page once a month.


This information was last updated on 19 November 2020. It will be updated again on 17 December. 

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