Visa and recidence permit for non EU/EEA students

Students from outside the EU/EEA must apply for a residence permit (and if applicable a visa) in order to start your studies in Norway.

Apply for VISA/residence permit

Documentation of financing

Documents to be handed in to the embassy/consulate/VFS 

  • Admission and Study plan letter (available in Søknadsweb/Studentweb)
  • Master degree students admitted autumn 2021 or 2022, and who plan to arrive after 1 September:
    • If you cannot enter Norway within 1 September, you must contact your study programme directly to enquire about the possibility of arriving later.

    • Please note that the UDI will need a confirmation letter from your department stating the last entry date in order to keep your place of study.  

  • Progress report is applicable for master degree students who will complete the first year of study digitally from abroad. 
  • Master degree students with leave of absence or postponement must submit relevant documentation issued by their faculty (only if applicable).

Registration with the police

Students must register and book and appointment with the police. It is the students own responsibility to do this. 

  • Register your arrival and book an appointment with the police on or by calling tel: 22 34 21 00. For information see here.
  • In the online portal, choose: Oslo Police District, Department of Immigration
  • You must register with the police within 7 days after your arrival in Norway. 

Bring the following documents for your appointment:

  • Passport or national ID card
  • Address in Norway written on a piece of paper
  • Receipt from the SiO Residence Permit Deposit Account (if applicable)
Published Nov. 27, 2019 6:18 PM - Last modified Sep. 1, 2022 3:59 PM