Finalising permit for non-EU/EEA nationals

If you are a non-EU/EEA national and your intended stay in Norway is more than 90 days, you need to finalise the permit application process initiated online abroad  through a personal meeting with the immigration authorities upon arrival. NB! You are not allowed to start working until you have met at the service center to complete this procedure (during the Corona crisis you are temporarily allowed to start working before having met the police, provided UDI have granted you a residence permit).

Appointment at the Service Center for Foreign Workers

If you have followed the instructions outlined in visa & permits you should, when arriving in Norway, have an appointment at the Service Center for Foreign Workers ( Follow these steps:

  • Meet on time for this appointment and bring with you:
    1. Your passport
    2. A property purchase or rental contract valid for at least 6 months
      If the rental contract is older than 3 months, you must also bring confirmation from the owner that the contract is still valid.
    3. Your employment contract with UiO
      If the contract is older than 3 months, bring confirmation from your local personnel officer that the contract is still valid.
    4. All the originals of your application for a residence permit. It is not common that you will have to show these papers, but you are required to bring them in case the police would like to conduct a random verification.
  • At the Service Center wait for the police to call up your name. The police will check your ID and take your picture and finger prints for the residence card. They should also hand you information on how to become an electronic user to order the tax deduction card. 

What happens next?

Register at the Post office

To make sure that your personal letters reaches you (including letters from the tax office), it is highly recommended that you go to a post office/post-in-shop to register your address as soon as possible.

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    Published Sep. 19, 2018 3:42 PM - Last modified Jan. 24, 2022 8:23 PM