Norway is perceived as one of the most picturesque countries in Europe. It’s an area full of greenery, unusual fjords and rich water fisheries – it’s worth going fishing here, because you never come back without loading. Norwegians are a very hospitable nation, curious about foreign traditions and customs. You can count on a warm welcome from the locals, as well as a warm and friendly hospitality. If you are planning a trip to Norway, remember to check what documents you need to have in order to enter this Scandinavian country.
Planning a trip to Norway for tourism purposes
Norway is not a member of the European Community, but is a member of the Schengen area, which allows citizens of the European Union to move freely across borders for tourism. A stay in Norway of no more than 90 days does not have to be reported to any office or embassy.
The basic passenger document is an identity card. The proof must be kept in good technical condition to enable personal data to be read. The photo on the ID card must be valid and in accordance with the criteria of the documentary photograph (frontal photo, with a clear oval face, without covering it). The document should be valid for at least 3 months after the end of the planned stay in Norway.
If you do not have an ID card, a passport will successfully replace it for the time of your trip to Norway. The document should be in a state of identification. Equally important is its expiry date. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your planned return date. A passport is a safer option than an ID card if you are staying for several months.
Long-term stay in Norway
Norway offers attractive wages for working people. Every stay, whether for tourism or work purposes, that exceeds 90 days requires a permit.
You can still obtain a residence permit and a work permit for Norway if you are in your own country. You can apply for documents through the Norwegian embassy or while you are in Norway. Just go to the police station or one of the diplomatic and consular posts and submit your completed application. The forms are available on the Norwegian Foreigners Authority’s website at www.udi.no .
Job offers on the Norwegian market
The job offers on the Norwegian market are quite diverse. The dominant language is of course Norwegian, but the language barrier is not a problem when you speak English, even at an intermediate level. Employment agencies can help you to find a job, which can also help you with all the formalities. In addition, it is worth checking the advertisements online every day, as well as paying attention to local advertisements while already on the spot. If you are looking for a job in Norway, you need to make sure you have financial security in order to stay without salary for at least a few days.
Financial resources for the duration of your stay in Norway
The lack of any finances cannot be a reason for refusing to grant a residence or work permit, provided that the person is able to provide himself/herself with all the goods necessary for everyday life. These persons cannot be financed by Norwegian social welfare funds.
Temporary stay in Norway
If you take up seasonal work in Norway for less than 6 months, you must register your temporary stay. You can register on the website of the Office for Foreigners, where you can also book a visit to the police station. Please note that seasonal work in Norway is very popular, so you should book your registration well in advance.
If you hadn’t been to this beautiful country yet, start planning a trip to Norway! It is definitely worth it.