Income requirement in family immigration cases


When someone applies for family immigration, the reference person must document that they have a steady source of income. In some cases it is possible to be exempted from this requirement.
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On this page, we use the words 'reference person' and 'applicant'

  • The reference person = the family member living in Norway.
  • The applicant = the person who wants to move to Norway or continue living here and who needs a residence permit

The information on this page is for you who apply for or have applied for family immigration after 9 May 2016.

What describes your situation?

  • The reference person is working

  • The reference person has a residence permit for work

  • The reference person has a job where income varies from year to year

  • The reference person receives sickness benefits or pregnancy benefits

  • The reference person receives retirement pension

  • The reference person receives disability benefits

  • The reference person has been granted protection (asylum) less than a year ago

  • The reference person has been granted protection (asylum) more than a year ago

  • The reference person is a student who is a Norwegian or Nordic citizen or holds a permanent residence permit

  • The reference person has a residence permit as a student (study permit)

  • The reference person is a researcher with own funds

  • The reference person has a large amount of capital

  • The reference person is a witness to or a victim of human trafficing

  • The reference person completed military service last year

  • The reference person is a child under the age of 18

  • The appplicant is a child who was born in Norway

  • The applicant is under the age of 15 and has no carers in their home country

  • None of the above: Special exemptions