1. Check where to hand in your application
If you are in Norway:
- You can apply from Norway if you have held another type of permit for the past nine months.
- You can also apply from Norway if you have skilled worker qualifications, if you are an EEA national or are a family member of an EEA national with right of residence in Norway. Learn more about who can apply from Norway
If you are in another country:
You hand in your application at a Norwegian embassy or consulate. In some countries you will hand in the application to the Swedish or Danish embassy instead. Check here where to hand in the application.
2. Find out if you can apply online
You should register your application online if:
- you apply from Norway
- you apply through a Norwegian embassy
You may not register your application online if you hand in the application at a Swedish or Danish embassy.
If you cannot apply online:
If you hand in the application at a Swedish or Danish embassy you need to print out the application form and hand it in at the embassy.
This form can be used both by those applying for a first-time application or those renewing a permit.
3. Everyone must hand in documents
Both applicants who register their applications online and those who hand in a paper version need to bring their passport and other necessary documentation
to the embassy or police station.
- If you apply online, you will at the same time book an appointment for handing in your documents to the police or the Norwegian embassy. You will not have to wait in line when you turn up for your appointment.
- If are not applying online you need to contact the embassy to find out when to hand in the documents along with the application form.
When you have handed in your passport and other necessary documentation we will start to process your application.
4. Check lists and additional documents
In addition to your application, you need to hand in different documents, depending on what kind of work permit you are applying for.
Checklist for documents that must accompany the application
In order to find the right checklist, please choose the country you are a citizen of on this list.
If you have not enclosed all the documents we need it will take longer to process your application, or we may have to decline your application.
This form must be enclosed with your application if the spouse or cohabitant of the person living in Norway guarantees for the residence, and if you apply for one of the following permits:
- residence permit for a child when one of the parents live in Norway
- parental visit (residence permit to visit children in Norway for up to nine months)
- residence permit for parents over the age of 60 years
Guarantee form for residence
This form must be enclosed with your application when you apply for a renewal of your permit.
Declaration of relationship
Lifting of prohibition of entry or access to Norway
If you have been expelled from Norway and have been given a prohibition of entry order which is still valid, you must fill out this form and hand it in with your application for a work permit.
Application to temporary lift a prohibition on entry or access to Norway
To be able to read the files on this page you need the programme Adobe Acrobat on your computer. You can download the programme for free If you want to fill in the form on your computer, you need the programme Adobe Professional.