Income requirement in family immigration cases


When someone applies for family immigration, the reference person must document that they have a source of income. In some cases it is possible to be exempted from this requirement.

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What describes the reference person?: A different situation

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 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

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