Living in Norway guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Norway with the expat guide

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General information


Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Traveling to Norway. Formalities to travel to Norway for a stay of less than 3 months.

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  • Customs in Norway: authorized products in Norway and the prescribed quantities or values. Norwegian customs.

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Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits


Labour market, how to find a job
  • Its not hard to get a basic, entry level job if you speak fluent English in Oslo.

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  • The labor market in Norway: is it possible to find a job in Norway as a foreign worker? What are the working conditions like?

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  • How to find a job in Norway? Internet, recruiting agencies, unsolicited applications?

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How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements


Student visa, University registration
  • Study in Norway: formalities and requirements for overseas students.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Health care in Norway: useful information about the heatlh care system in Norway. Emergency numbers in Norway.

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Open and manage a bank account
  • How to open a bank account in Norway? Can I get a checkbook, a credit card, a debit card?

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Tax system, income tax
  • Income Tax in Norway: basic rules. Information about the tax system in Norway. Taxation in Norway.

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Train, bus, plane, car rental

Driver's licence

Driving requirements


moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Move to Norway: How to find a removal company. Tips and advice.

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Phone line, internet provider, post office


Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Common Norwegian hobbies, activities and clubs. There are commonly clubs in most areas of Norway for handball, football, running, skiing and cycling...

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  • This is an article from my blog, It illustrates the beginning of my journey to learning Norwegian.

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Questions and answers about Norway

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