Permanent right of residence


With permanent right of residence, you can reside and work in Norway indefinitely if you are an EU/EEA national or a family member of an EU/EEA national. You also have extra protection against expulsion.

EU/EEA nationals and members of their families can apply for permanent right of residence  after five years in Norway. 

If you are a family member of an EU/EEA national, but you are not an EU/EEA national yourself, you will be issued a residence card as proof that you have permanent right of residence. Permanent residence cards are valid for ten years at a time and can be renewed. 

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