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Permanent Residence Permit

With a permanent residence permit you can stay here even though you experience periods without a job.

A house with trees against a sunset.
Signe Knappskog


EU and EEA citizens

After five years of residency in Norway, it is possible for EEA nationals and their non-EEA national’s family to apply for permanent right of residence.

Read more at: http://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/permanent-residence/permanent-right-of-residence-for-eueea-nationals/

NON-EU/EEA citizens

After minimum three years of residency in Norway, it is possible to apply for permanent residency permit. However, you will also have to fulfil certain requirements: 

Read more at: http://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/permanent-residence/?resetguide=1

Renewing your residence card

Family members of EU/EEA citizens who are not EU/EEA citizens themselves, with a permanent right of residence, will have a residence card as a proof of this right. This card is valid for ten years at a time and can be renewed.

NON-EU/EEA citizens with a permanent residence permit will get a residence card valid for two years, and needs to renew it before the card expires.

Read more at: https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-renew/replace-your-residence-card-or-the-sticker-in-your-passport-/

How to apply for exemptions for Norwegian and social studies

30 credits Norwegian language course at the university is sufficient to be granted exemption, but there are also some other ways to fulfil the requirements.

1) Get documentation of the Norwegian language studies you have done.

2) Fill in the application form (se attachments on this page). 

3) Go to the reception at Nygård skole at first floor of Lars Hilles gate 16A, to hand in your application and documentation. 

4) Pay the processing fee of 250 kroner by card at the reception.

5) Within two weeks you should get an answer to your application. 

OPENING HOURS RECEPTION AT NYGÅRD SKOLE - information from 15.01.19. 

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 15.00
Tuesday - Thursday: 16.00 - 18.00
Friday: 08.00 - 12.30

Application Excemption