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.

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 is run by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). It 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. 

 

Services

  • The Norwegian National Register of Interpreters

    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.
  • Health care rights for foreigners in Norway

    Direktoratet for e-helse
    Here you can find information about your health care rights as a worker, asylum seeker, au pair, student, pensioner or tourist in Norway.
  • 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 mail recipient

    Posten Norge AS
    Have you recently moved to Norway? Notify the Post to ensure that your mail is correctly delivered to you. Fill in the form 'New mail recipient' (see link on the right hand side of the web page) and hand it in at a post office or in-store post office for verification of identity.  
  • New in Norway

    Directorate of Integration and Diversity
    As newcomers, it is not always easy to track down relevant information. The web site Nyinorge.no includes information about rights and duties, and give you advice that can be of help.
  • 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.
  • Workinnorway.no

    Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV)
    Workinnorway.no 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.

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