Requirement to financially support yourself in order to get a permanent residence permit


If you are between 18 and 67 years old and are going to apply for a permanent residence permit, you must have had your own income during the last 12 months. You cannot have received any financial assistance from NAV during the last 12 months.

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What has your income been in the last 12 months?: more than NOK 253 378

The requirement for income

The requirement to financially support yourself applies to you who are between 18 and 67 years old. You must have had an income of at least 

NOK 253 378

 in total during the last 12 months before you hand in the application to the police.

It must be your own income. You cannot include your spouse’s or other family member’s income. You cannot include money that has been given to you or money in your bank account, either. 

Only these types of incomes are approved:

  • income from employment
  • business income (from your own company)
  • pension payments or permanent periodical benefits, for example earned interest and regular income from insurance settlements, contractual pensions, personal pension schemes, income from life insurance, rental income.
  • sickness benefit, pregnancy benefit, parental benefit, retirement pension, unemployment benefit, work assessment allowance, single parent’s benefit.
  • loans or grants received in connection with studies
  • introduction benefit

You can have one or more of these types of income, but your total income must be at least 

NOK 253 378

.

Other types of income from NAV are not approved, for example qualification benefit, employment schemes benefits, child benefit and lump-sum grant for a birth.

If you do not have enough of these types of income, please click on the "Reset all"-button, and choose that your income is less than 

NOK 253 378

 in order to check if you can be exempted from the requirement. 

The requirement that you have not received financial assistance from NAV (økonomisk sosialhjelp)

It is also a requirement that you have not received any financial assistance from NAV (økonomisk sosialhjelp) during the last 12 months.

It is accepted, however, if you received one of these types of financial assistance from NAV:

  • financial assistance from NAV (økonomisk sosialhjelp) which you have received for a short period of time to cover additional expenses which you do not normally have. By "short period of time" we normally mean between one and three months.
  • financial assistance from NAV (økonomisk sosialhjelp) which you received while waiting for sickness benefit, pregnancy benefit, parental benefit, retirement pension, unemployment benefit, work assessment allowance or support for single parents
  • housing allowance from Husbanken

What if your income changes after you have submitted the application?

When we process your application, we will calculate your income for the last 12 months before you submitted your application for a permanent residence permit to the police.

At the time you submitted your application, suppose you met both the income requirement and the requirement for not having received financial assistance from NAV during the last 12 months. In that case, it will not matter if your income changes afterwards, if every requirement were met at the time of application.

 

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