I am a 63 year old widow who is a US citizen,with no dependents or obligations to anyone but myself. So far as income is concerned, I have a GUARANTEED income of $4200USD that arrives the 1st of every month into my US bank acct, via direct deposit from the US govt, and from the State of California, and these checks I can count on for my lifetime.
I realize cost of living is high in Norway, but from my personal research, seems I have more than sufficent income I can prove this, to the Norwegian government, so would never be a burden to Norwegian state.
Is it possible for me to get legal residency in Norway as a retireee given my financial state which will not change other than increase slightly over time?
I am someone with advanced degrees (M.A. and M.Phil.) in history from University of California at Los Angeles. Also, I am a certified clinical hypnotherapist.
I have no criminal record.
I plan on learning Norwegian as one of my priorities.
Now I live in Munich and speak German. I have lived in Italy and speak Italian. I am extremely adaptable, I am tolerant, I am someone who is not the 'typical American' that for not such bad reasons has sadly earned the negativity associated with such a moniker. I am half Canadian as my Father was Canadian, and am in the process of gaining my proof of Canadian Citizen Certificate which will allow me to get my Canadian passport within a few months.
Please, if anyone knows, is it possible for someone with adequate financial resources to obtain a residency permit in Norway, ultimately leading to Permanent Residency?
I have checked all over the internet, and have seen many sites for work permits, and family reunited, and for those who are going to marry a Norwegian, but nothing about retiring to Norway.
In Germany this is no problem, in the Czech Republic it is impossible. So since there is a difference between those two countries, so far as gaining residency if one is wishing to live there in retirement, i wish to know whether the law in Norway is as it is in Germany, where I have had no problems ever in securing my two, year long residency permits.
Thanks so much in advance for any and all advice and suggestions.