Residence permit and police registration

There are different rules about what to document, how to apply for residence permit and how to register with the police depending on which country you are from. Choose the right category below, to find information that applies to you.

Non EU/EEA citizens

EU/EEA citizens

Students from EU/EEA does not need to apply for residence permit for studies.


  • There will be a transition period for British citizens in Norway until 31 December 2020. Read more about registration with the police for UK citizens on the UDI website (external website).   
  • Students moving to Norway after 31 December 2020 will have to apply for residence permit according to the regulations for citizens of countries outside EU/EEA. Please see our information about applying for student residence permit and documentation of financing.
  • Please be aware that this information may be subject to change.​​​​​​

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