All the information you need to make a move to Norway in one place. Thank you very much! Are you thinking about moving to Norway? As you can see from the mountain of emails we receive every day; you aren’t alone!
Throughout these messages, you’ll find the same questions repeatedly, ranging from immigration rules for various circumstances to how to learn the language and find a job.
Do Norwegians Really Have It So Good?
I’m in the middle of a three-week stay in Norway. It’s been a dream of mine to go there since I was a teenager, but I never had the chance to make it happen. A friend of mine told me about a program that would give me a free flight and accommodation for three weeks in Norway. The program was called “Vår Norge” (our Norway), and it’s offered by Norwegian state TV. I signed up for it, and my flight was booked in early July.
I took my time packing up everything I owned. I took all my clothes, books, music, etc., and sent them home before I left. My suitcase was very small, so I only packed the things I needed for three weeks. When I arrived in Oslo, I met up with my host family, and we went on a tour of the city. After that, we headed to the airport and boarded the plane. We flew over the mountains to Trondheim, the capital of Norway. Trondheim is a beautiful city with lots of shops and restaurants.
What Are the Immigration Rules of Norway?
The population of Norway is relatively small – just over 5 million people – so immigration has the potential to have a major impact. Moving to the United Kingdom, with 65 million people, is much more complicated than moving to another country. A person moving to the United States, where there are more than 325 million people, would be an example.
You must meet immigration requirements based on a variety of factors, including your citizenship, your reason for immigration, your professional qualifications, as well as your financial and family circumstances.
Relationship between Norway and Europe
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) includes Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, all of which are not members of the European Union. The Norwegian Economic Area (EEA) includes Norway as a member.
In the European Single Market, the EEA allows for the free movement of persons, goods, services, and capital, including the freedom to reside in any country within it. Citizens of EEA member states have much easier immigration conditions than citizens of other countries.
They also enjoy the same rights as citizens of EEA member states. The EEA has also granted access to its labor market to citizens of non-EEA countries who want to work there. However, they have fewer rights than citizens of EEA member states. They can only work in specific sectors of the economy. They can’t vote in elections or run for public office, and they don’t have the right to move freely between the different countries that are part of the EEA.
Moving to Norway from Europe
This is good news for you if you are a citizen of an EU member state. Although you’ll still need a job to stay long-term, you’re allowed to live in Norway for up to six months while you look for one and register.
As you look for work, you will need money to cover your living expenses and a place to stay. Certain criteria must be met in order for EEA citizens to register as self-employed. Here is more information about moving to Norway from Europe.
Please read the following note if you are a British citizen. Currently, the United Kingdom remains a full member of the European Union. British citizens will continue to be subject to all existing EEA rules outlined in the link above.