Key information sources when moving to Oslo

The main sources of information about relocating to Norway for study, work or family immigration

Doble-check information from unofficial sources

  • There is a lot of unofficial information on the internet. The quality varies, as well as the intentions of the content creators.
  • Be careful not to trust important information without double-checking that the source is trustworthy.

Main websites in the immigration process

The information on these websites cover the formal tasks you need to perform in order to immigrate to Norway. 

The Norwegian Directorate of immigration (UDI)

Handles all applications for permits and visas. Your main source of information in your immigration process, with step by step guide through the whole application and registration process, based on your citizenship and situation.

Go to udi.no (English frontpage)

The Norwegian Police

Information and guides to the application and registration process.

Go to "Residence permit and protection" at politiet.no 

The Tax Administration's guide for foreign workers

Definitions, informations and step by step guide to the tasks you need to perform in order to work in Norway.

Go to the section “Foreign” at skatteetaten.no

Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA)

An office where work migrants and EU nationals can meet with:

  • the Labour Inspection Authority (Arbeidstilsynet)
  • the police (politiet)
  • the Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten)
  • the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

The website lists the tasks involved in the immigration process, including links to more information. 

Go to sua.no (English frontpage)

Embassies and missions

The Norwegian embassies and diplomatic missions have country specific information about the requirements and processes. 

Go to norway.no

See more detailed information about who does what in the immigration process at udi.no

Information websites 

The websites listed below are targeting specific groups in specific situations. The information on these websites will overlap to a certain extent.

Norge.no

Norge.no is a portal to digital public services in Norway. In addition to the topic menu, you can find links to the services by choosing one of eight life situations. New in Norway and Moving home are particularly relevant.

  • Owned by the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency (Digdir)

Go to norge.no (English frontpage)

New in Norway (Ny i Norge)

For labour and family migrants. This webpage is not updated.

  • Owned by The Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi).

Go to nyinorge.no (English frontpage)

Work in Norway 

For labour migrants, Norwegian employers and foreign companies launching services in Norway.

  • Owned by the police, the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), the Tax Administration (Skatteetaten) and the Labour Inspection Authority (Arbeidstilsynet).

Go to workinnorway.no (English frontpage)

Study in Norway

For international students in higher education.

  • Owned by Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku).

Go to studyinnorway.no

Unginfo – New in Oslo

An information center in Oslo for young people under the age of 27. Provides information about topics like job seeking, education, accommodation and healthcare.

The website contains information that is helpful for other age groups as well. 

The website has a category called New in Oslo (link in header, top right corner.) Download the document New in Oslo for detailed and comprehensive information.

  • Owned by: UngOrg (An umbrella organization for children and youth organizations in Oslo).

Go to New in Oslo at unginfo.no

International students at the University of Oslo (UiO)

Advice and information for foreign students moving to Oslo. Also relevant for other groups.

Go to International students at uio.no

International Staff Mobility Office (ISMO) 

For staff and researchers affiliated with the University of Oslo (UiO). Contains information that is relevant for other groups as well.

Go to ISMO at uio.no

EURAXESS Norway - Researchers in motion

For mobile researchers and research advisors as well as their families. Contains information that is relevant for other groups as well.

  • Owned by the Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet)

Go to euraxess.no (English frontpage)

Nordic Co-operation

Norden.org aims to help Nordic citizens and other relevant target groups. Go to the section called "Info Norden information service" and choose Norway in the drop down.

  • Owned by the Nordic Co-operation (The Communications Department in the Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers)

Go to norden.org for articles about relocation to Norway – click “See more” to see all the articles. Also see related topics.

Nordisk eTax

Information about taxes in the Nordic countries.

  • Owned by the tax authorities in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

Go to nordisketax.net

Other relevant information portals

Work in Norway at europass (europa.eu)

Study in Norway at europass (europa.eu)

Caritas au-pair senter (caritas.no)

Public agencies

There are many official sources of information you might find helpful while you settle in Oslo. 

Go to Public agencies in the the section Plan and prepare for a list of agencies and what they do

Tourist information

Visit Oslo

Lists local activities, resturants, accomodation and more.

  • Owned by shareholders from the city's travel trade and commerce. Also runs Oslo Visitor Centre.

Go to www.visitoslo.com/en

Visit Norway

Lists activities and places to visit in Norway.

  • Owned by The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and run by Innovation Norway. 

Go to www.visitnorway.com

Relocation services

There are both international and Norwegian relocation services offering help to businesses and private citizens. Some of these companies publish practical advice and guidance on their websites.

Try googling "relocation services Oslo Norway" to find local and international service providers. 

Social media

You will find a lot of information in social media channels made by expats and natives, organisations, companies and public agencies. Try searching for relevant key words such as: student in Oslo, expat in Oslo, New to Oslo etc.

Check information from unofficial sources

•    There is a lot of unofficial information on the internet. The quality varies, as well as the intentions of the content creators.
•    Be careful not to trust important information without double-checking that the source is trustworthy.