➢ Requirements:

◦ The company must have a place of business in Norway

◦ The company must be registered  in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities under the Brønnøysund Register Centre

➢ Go to https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/work-immigration/ and identify the type of residence permit your future worker needs to apply for

➢ Depending on the type of residence permit your future employee needs, you may need to conduct a labor market test

➢ To test the market, you must submit a request to the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV)

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ To provide your future employee with a work offer, you must fill in UDI’s offer of employment form

➢ You can apply for a residence permit on behalf of your future employee if they grant you written power of attorney. Or, they can personally submit the application through the UDI website

➢ Required documents:

◦ Power of attorney (if the employer is applying on behalf of the employee)

◦ Passport and copies of all pages in the passport

◦ Application form or signed signature form from the Application Portal

◦ One passport-size picture

◦ Proof of accommodation in Norway

◦ Fully completed and signed Offer of Employment (for more info, see “Step 5: Sign an Offer of Employment”)

◦ Evidence showing that the compensation meets the income requirements

◦ Education diplomas and academic qualifications

◦ Professional diplomas

◦ CV

◦ Residence permit valid for the country the candidate is applying from

◦ Other additional industry-specific documents 

➢ Application fee: NOK 6,300

➢ If you have completed the application on behalf of the employee, you must submit it to the Norwegian Police or to the Service Center for Foreign Workers (SUA)

➢ If the worker has completed the application, they must submit it to the competent Norwegian Diplomatic Mission 

➢ Processing time: 8 weeks

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