Social security and insurance
If you have a Norwegian employer you are normally covered by the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme from day one of your legal stay. The contribution rate for employees is 8.2 per cent of the pensionable income (gross wage income).
The websites EURAXESS Norway and New in Norway provide comprehensive information on the topic of social security, see links in the menu to the right.
Below you find some additional information specifically pertaining to international researchers who maintain their salary from a foreign employer.
If a salary is maintained from a foreign employer and the stay in Norway is less than one year
- Nationals from the European Economic Area (EEA) must be issued forms A1 (previously E-101) and S1 from their home country.
- U.S. citizens must have their social security authorities issue the form USA/N-101.
- For citizens of other countries, it should be clarified whether the home country's social security arrangement applies to Norway. If that is the case, the international researcher must bring along a confirmation upon his/her arrival that he/she is still a member of the home country's social security arrangement when working in Norway.
- After arriving in Norway, the international researcher must apply for an exemption from membership at the social security office.
If a salary is maintained from a foreign employer and the stay in Norway is more than one year
- The employee will usually have to pay the employers' contribution to the Norwegian National Insurance. Contact the local social security office to find out what this will amount to.