How skilled migrants can work in Norway on a Norway work visa

How skilled migrants can work in Norway on a Norway work visa

Norway is an EU member nation that is also a great destination to work overseas. If you are qualified and skilled in any of the following sectors and are willing to work in Europe, you must explore the prospects in Norway:

  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • IT & Communications
  • Tourism

As a skilled worker in your area, your chances to land a job in Norway in the normal course begins with an employer in Norway offering you a job.

After completing higher education/vocational training you become eligible to apply for a residence permit as a skilled worker.

Requirements for applying for a residence permit

Here are the requirements to apply for a residence permit

  • You must pay the prescribed application fee.
  • You must have one of the following education/qualification types:
    • Completed education/degree from a university/university college
    • Completed at least a 3-year vocational training program at the upper secondary school level
    • Qualification obtained through long work experience, relevant in combination with study courses. (in exceptional cases)
  • You must have a standing full-time job offer from an employer in Norway (a minimum of 80% position offered will be accepted). The job will need you to be qualified as a skilled worker.
  • The pay for the job offered mustn’t be lesser than the normal pay rate prevalent in Norway.
  • If you are going to work in a job requiring authorization/recognition, you must obtain it specifically.
  • If you are going to be employed in Norway via a staffing agency, you are obliged to present a list of confirmed assignments your employer has planned for you. In this case, your residence permit will be valid only for that period when you are working on the listed assignments.

Rights and Obligations

  • The position you are offered will decide the duration of your residence permit. It’s as follows
    • If your position needs you to have completed a vocational training program, your residence permit will be valid for up to 1 year at a time.
    • If your position needs you to have completed a graduate-level study (university degree) your residence permit will be valid for up to 3 years at a time.
  • After 3 years in Norway, you can apply for permanent residence in Norway.
  • Your family members too can apply to join you to live with you in Norway.
  • If you are going to change employers for the same position, you won’t require to apply for a new residence permit in Norway.

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