Core preparations before arrival

As soon as you've received your contract of employment from NIH, you need to register with Norwegian authorities. (If you are a guest researcher without formal employment, you will need an Employment certificate?)

Registration certificate & Residence permit for work

EU/EEA nationals are entitled to work, study and live in Norway. If you are an EU/EEA national and intend to live in Norway for more than 3 months, you must register with the police. Please follow the instruction of the Registration Scheme for EU/EEA nationals of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.If your intended stay in Norway is less than 90 days, you do not need to apply for a residence permit.


Most people from countries outside the EU/EEA must apply for a visitor's visa


  •  Registration certificate and Residence permit for work
  • Tax deducation card
  • Norwegian Identification number or Temporary ID-number (D-number)
  • Health insurance
  • Electronic ID
  • Digital mailbox

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration-


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