New in Norway

Immigrants have rights and duties which require them to know about Norwegian society and communicate with public authorities in Norway. As newcomers, it is not always easy to track down relevant information. Below are some links to immigration-related web sites and digital services.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is responsible for processing applications from foreigners wishing to visit or live in Norway. The directorate is also responsible for an online service, the Application Portal, for registering applications for visitor visas, residence permits, travel documents or Norwegian citizenship.

The Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) is the appellate body for immigration and citizenship cases.

New in Norway

The web site New in Norway has practical information for starting a new life in Norway. It covers topics such as moving to Norway, children and schools, health, transport, work and recreational activities.

Work in Norway

The web site Work in Norway is aimed at migrant workers and businesses in Norway. It includes advice and links to relevant services from several public agencies, for example the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, the Norwegian Tax Administration, the Directorate of Immigration, the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority and the Norwegian Police.

Study in Norway

The web site Study in Norway contains lots of useful information for foreign students wishing to study in Norway.

Visit Norway

Visit Norway is a web site designed for tourists planning a trip to Norway. It has information and links to help you plan where to go, how to travel, where to stay and what to do. 


  • Application Portal - Applications to the Directorate of Immigration

    Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
    Create a user account and register your application online for a Norwegian: - visa - residence permit (work, studies and family immigration) - permanent residence permit - citizenship - travel documents.
  • The Norwegian National Register of Interpreters - Nasjonalt tolkeregister

    Directorate of Integration and Diversity
    Here you can find the translators with expertise in interpretation between Norwegian and other languages​​. The register’s primary target groups are public servants and professionals in need of interpreters, but everyone in need of interpreting services may use the register.

    Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) is a guide for job seekers from the Nordic countries, as well as countries within and outside the EU/EEA area, who want to work in Norway. The web site also provides advice for Norwegian employers wishing to recruit foreign workers.
  • Report a move to Norway from abroad

    Norwegian Tax Administration
    If you plan to live in Norway for more than 6 months, you must report your relocation to Norway no later than 8 days after your arrival.
  • New in Norway

    Directorate of Integration and Diversity
    As newcomers, it is not always easy to track down relevant information. The web site includes information about rights and duties, and give you advice that can be of help.
  • New mail recipient

    Posten Norge AS
    Have you recently moved to Norway? Notify the Post to ensure that your mail is correctly delivered to you. 
  • Health care rights for foreigners in Norway

    Norsk helsenett SF
    Here you can find information about your health care rights as a worker, asylum seeker, au pair, student, pensioner or tourist in Norway.
  • Service Centre for Foreign Workers

    Norwegian Tax Administration

    The Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA) is a centre where the Labour Inspection Authority (Arbeidstilsynet), the Police (politiet), the Tax Administration (skatteetaten) and the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) work together towards foreigners arriving to Norway for employment purposes, with the aim of providing them appropriate guidance and a shortening of the time used for processing their applications. You will find information in Norwegian, English, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian.  

  • MinID-account - how to create and use

    Norwegian Tax Administration

    This information is for you who have created a MinID account at the tax office, and have registered by mobile phone. The advantages for you as an employee is among others that you can order your tax deduction card and receive your tax return online.