Want to renew Work immigration

If you have a residence permit that can be renewed, it is important that you apply for renewal well in advance of your residence permit expiring.

You need to do the following

  1. The waiting times to get an appointment with the police can be very long. You should register the application online and book an appointment with the police well in advance, at least three months before your residence permit expires. 

  2. Usually, no later than one month before your residence permit expires, you must attend your appointment with the police and hand in your documents. Only then is your application submitted. If you have a renewable residence permit and have attended your appointment at the police and submitted an application for renewal one month before your current permit expires at the latest, you have the same rights as your current residence permit

What happens to my rights if I apply for renewal but do not get an appointment with the police at least one month before my current permit expires?

You can read about what rights you have if you are going to apply for renewal, but do not get an appointment with the police in time here.

Have you made plans to travel abroad?

Please note that you may have trouble traveling in and out of Norway while waiting for your new permit. This is because you do not have a valid residence card when your residence permit has expired. Without a residence card, you can be stopped by border control in other countries. You may also have trouble getting into Norway again when you return.

F codes

We no longer send out F codes. You can read more here.


What kind of residence permit do you have?

  • Skilled worker

  • Job seeker

  • Exchange programmes, culture and organisational work

  • Vocational training and research

  • Russian worker

  • Seafarers on foreign ships sailing between Norwegian ports


Waiting time

Check how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a residence permit for work. 

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