Norway Work Visa

To live and work in Norway, you will have to apply for a Norway Work Visa.

The most common type of Norwegian Work Visa is the Skilled Worker Visa, which is issued to someone who has found a job for a Norwegian employer and has a university degree or vocational training.

Although it is called a Work “Visa”, what you are actually applying for is a Norwegian Residence Permit for Work, which allows you to live and work in Norway legally.

If you get a Norway Work Visa, you can apply to bring your dependent family members with you. This is called a Norway Family Visa.

You can apply for a Norwegian Work Visa if you fulfil the following requirements:

  • You have one of these qualifications:
    • You have completed higher education
    • You have completed a vocational education
    • You have “special qualifications” which make you eligible for the job, even if you lack proper education.
  • You have found a job with an employer in Norway.
  • The job is full-time.
  • The job does not pay less than it would pay a Norwegian citizen.
  • You are over the age of 18.
  • You do not have a criminal background.
Norway Work Visa Requirement:

The documents you need to hand in when you apply for a Norway Work Visa are:

  • The Norway Work Visa Application Form.
  • Two Passports Photographs: They must be recently taken and with a white background.
  • Proof you have accommodation in Norway. For example, a written rental contract. If you have not made accommodation arrangements yet, write a letter explaining where you plan to live and how you will find housing.
  • The Offer of Employment Form. Your employer must fill this out.
  • Proof that your salary meets the income requirements. g. your employment contract, stating the salary you will receive.
  • Proof of your academic qualifications. For example, your university or vocational training diploma.
  • Proof of previous employment experience. Documents from your previous employers, which detail the type of work you did, how long you were employed, and your qualifications.
  • Your resume/CV.
  • If you live somewhere other than your home country: Proof you are there legally and have held a residence permit for the past six months.
  • If you submit your application in Norway: Proof you live in Norway legally.
  • If your employer will apply on your behalf: The Power of Attorney Form

A Norway Work Visa (i.e. Residence Permit for Work) is valid for two years. You can apply to renew it before it expires, for another two years. Then, after three years of continuous residence in Norway, you can apply for permanent residency.

How can you help me obtain a Norway work Visa?

We are capable and experienced in helping you apply for a job. When it comes to this visa category. We are highly knowledgeable about the requirements and will communicate with you throughout the process to maximise your likelihood of a successful application.

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