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.
What has your income been in the last 12 months?

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

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