EEA nationals are allowed to stay in Norway for a period of three months (90 days) on the proviso that they are financially self-sufficient (EEA nationals who are registered at their local job centre in Norway as actively seeking employment, can stay in Norway for up to 6 months without a residence permit, provided they are financially self-sufficient).
Citizens from the old EU countries, as well as citizens from Liechtenstein and Iceland can work during this period. Citizens from the new EU countries must apply for and obtain a residence permit before they can start working.
EEA nationals who wish to stay longer than 90 days, need a residence permit. Applications should be lodged at your local Police Station in Norway.
In order to apply, the following documentation must be submitted:
- Application form
- Valid passport
- Two new photographs
- Offer of Employment / Employment contract / Other means of subsistence
The residence permit will state that it has been granted in accordance with the EEA provisions and thus gives rights and obligations which differ from residence permits granted under the general provisions.