EU/EEA nationals

Permits for EU/EEA nationals If you are an EU/EEA national and your intended stay in Norway is more than 90 days, you need to register with Norwegian authorities. This is a two-fold process consisting of an initial online registration and a subsequent personal meeting with the immigration authorities upon arrival to finalise the registration.

Start the process before arrival!

You are entitled to move to Norway and start working right away, provided you register within three months.

However, we strongly recommend that you start the registration process well in advance of your planned arrival in Norway. This will allow you to handle all the formalities upon arrival much faster and thus make your relocation experience far more efficient and smooth.

To start the registration process, follow the instructions provided on the web page Residence according to the EU/EEA regulations (udi.no) by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Here is some specific advise to help you along the way:

  1. On the initial web page Residence according to the EU/EEA regulations (udi.no), enter the country of your citizenship and press the Choose button.
  2. In the next step, choose Employee who is an EU/EEA national track if you are formally employed by NIH, or the EU/EEA national who has their own funds track if you are a guest researcher without formal employment.
  3. On the next page, study the displayed information carefully, then press the How to register button.
  4. In the next step you will be asked which municipality you live in. Here you write Oslo.
  5. If you register as an employee, note that your NIH employment contract satisfies the requirements listed in point 1 of the checklist so you do not need an employment certificate.
  6. Press the button Go to the application form. This will take you to the UDI application portal. Create a user if you do not already have one read the information, tick the disclaimer and click next page.
  7. Fill inn your personal information. As part of the registration, you will be asked to provide an address in Norway. If you do not know your address at this point, you can use the address of NIH.
  8. On the question When did you move to Norway choose todays date. Do this even if you have not moved to Norway yet. 
  9. In the personal information section, employees of the University will be asked to provide the organization number of NIH; this is 971526033.
  10. In order to finalize your registration, you will be asked to book an appointment with the Police.  For Oslo choose Oslo politidistrikt, Servicesenteret for utenlandske arbeidstakere. Book an appointment for the first available time slot after your planned arrival in Norway. It is important to make this booking as soon as possible as the first available time slot can be months into the future. If it is we recommend you log on the UDI portal regularly to see if you are ble to find an earlier time slots as cancellations will be instantly available in the portal.
  11. You find detailed information about this appointment and a list of the documents you need to bring with you at Finalising registration for EU/EEA nationals in the On arrival section.

Any documents on ID or family circumstances, like marriage certificate etc. must carry an apostille stamp from the issuing country

Registration of family members is dependent on the reference person's registration. To start the process, follow the instructions provided on the web page Residence according to the EU/EEA regulations by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Here is some specific advise to help you along the way:

  1. On the initial web page Residence according to the EU/EEA regulations, enter the country of your citizenship and press the Choose button.
  2. In the next step, choose the Family member of an EU/EEA national track.
  3. Study the displayed information carefully, then press the How to register button.
  4. In the next step you will be asked which municipality you live in. Here you write Oslo.
  5. Read the information in the check list carefully. Again, be aware that all original documents like birth certificate etc must have an apostille stamp from the issuing country.
  6. Press the Go to the application form button.This will take you to the UDI application portal. Create a user if you do not already have one and tick the disclaimer. It is possible to use the same account for the whole family.
  7. In the Where to send your application section, choose Oslo Police district, FUF Service Center for Foreign Workers, provided that you will be living in Oslo. 
  8. As part of the registration, you will be asked to provide an address in Norway. If you do not know your address at this point, you can use the address of NIH of the reference person.
  9. In the Reasons for residency section, choose family member accompanying an European.
  10. In order to finalise your registration, you will be asked to book an appointment with the Immigration Office in the municipality you are moving to. Book an appointment for the first available time slot after your planned arrival in Norway. It is important to make this booking as soon as possible as the first available time slot often is months into the future. If you are doing this process parallel for the whole family, it makes sense to book an appointment for the same date for all. 
  11. You will find detailed information about this appointment and a list of the documents you need to bring with you at Finalising registration for EU/EEA nationals in the on arrival section.