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Visa and residence permit

We recommend you to plan and prepare for a successful stay abroad, especially if you intend to bring family with you to Norway. EMC will be happy to assist you.

RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR EEA/EU- AND NON EU/EEA NATIONALS

NORDIC NATIONALS - STAY UP TO 90 DAYS

Nordic nationals (Swedish, Danish, Icelandic or Finnish citizens) do not need a residence permit.

NON EU/EEA NATIONALS - STAY UP TO 90 DAYS

 

 

NORDIC NATIONALS - STAY LONGER THAN 90 DAYS

Once the Contract of Employment is signed, EMC will be notified and the employee will be contacted. EMC and UiS's relocation partner will contact the employee. Non-EU/EEA Nationals will be assisted with the Visa and residence application.

EMC will also contact you regarding any need of accomodation. To obtain a Norwegian Social Security number a housing contract is needed for at least 6 months.

EMC will, together with our partners, advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. Necesary documents will be provided to our relocation partner.

You will be contacted by an officer from our collaborating company RELOCATION who will give you individual handling regarding the immigration formalities and procedures in Norway. They will advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. You will be looked after in the best possible way by their experienced team; you will be accompanied to the immigration police, be assisted to get Norwegian D-number, tax information and health test. This service, and the visa fee for you, will be covered by University of Stavanger, however you have to pay for the visa fee and then it will be reimbursed when you have started your work.  We will send necessary documents to Relocation.

The relocation program which is offered will assist you with the following:
•             Visa application
•             Registration form Service Center for Foreign Workers/police
•             Registration in National registry (National Identity Number/temporary number)
•             Applying for tax card
•             Registration at the post office
•             Opening of bank account(s)
•             Health care/primary doctor
•             European Health Insurance Card
•             Applying for residence permit (Non-EU)
•             Prepayment of government fee (Non-EU)
•             Follow up with immigration authorities (Non-EU)
•             TB test when required (Non-EU)

Once the Contract of Employment is signed, EMC will be notified and the employee will be contacted.

Please do not start your own visa process (!)

EMC and UiS's relocation partner will contact you and guide you in the application process for Visa and residence permitmobility.

EMC will also contact you regarding any need of accomodation.

EMC will, together with our partners, advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. Necesary documents will be provided to our relocation partner.

You will be looked after in the best possible way and will be accompanied to the immigration police etc.

The relocation service, and the visa fee, is covered by University of Stavanger.

Your Visa fee will be reimbursed once valid residence permit is granted and the Contract of Employment is valid.

In the process EMC will assist with the followwing:

Visa application
Registration form Service Center for Foreign Workers/police
Registration in National registry (National Identity Number/temporary number)
Applying for tax card
Registration at the post office
Opening of bank account(s)
Health care/primary doctor
European Health Insurance Card
Applying for residence permit (Non-EU)
Prepayment of government fee (Non-EU)
Follow up with immigration authorities (Non-EU)
TB test when required (Non-EU)

If you have any questions please contact EMC; emc@uis.no
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

, however employees who have a Contract of Employment more than six months must go to a tax office for an ID check and to submit a notification of change of address (skatteetaten.no) no later than eight days after your arrival in Norway.

Employees with a contract less than 6 months / Guest researchers and Guest PhD 
 

VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR EU/EEA AND NON-EU/EEA NATIONALS

Once the Contract of Employment is signed, EMC will be notified and the employee will be contacted. EMC and UiS's relocation partner will contact the employee. Non-EU/EEA Nationals will be assisted with the Visa and residence application.

EMC will also contact you regarding any need of accomodation. To obtain a Norwegian Social Security number a housing contract is needed for at least 6 months.

EMC will, together with our partners, advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. Necesary documents will be provided to our relocation partner.

You will be contacted by an officer from our collaborating company RELOCATION who will give you individual handling regarding the immigration formalities and procedures in Norway. They will advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. You will be looked after in the best possible way by their experienced team; you will be accompanied to the immigration police, be assisted to get Norwegian D-number, tax information and health test. This service, and the visa fee for you, will be covered by University of Stavanger, however you have to pay for the visa fee and then it will be reimbursed when you have started your work.  We will send necessary documents to Relocation.

The relocation program which is offered will assist you with the following:
•             Visa application
•             Registration form Service Center for Foreign Workers/police
•             Registration in National registry (National Identity Number/temporary number)
•             Applying for tax card
•             Registration at the post office
•             Opening of bank account(s)
•             Health care/primary doctor
•             European Health Insurance Card
•             Applying for residence permit (Non-EU)
•             Prepayment of government fee (Non-EU)
•             Follow up with immigration authorities (Non-EU)
•             TB test when required (Non-EU)

Once the Contract of Employment is signed, EMC will be notified and the employee will be contacted.

Please do not start your own visa process (!)

EMC and UiS's relocation partner will contact you and guide you in the application process for Visa and residence permitmobility.

EMC will also contact you regarding any need of accomodation.

EMC will, together with our partners, advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. Necesary documents will be provided to our relocation partner.

You will be looked after in the best possible way and will be accompanied to the immigration police etc.

The relocation service, and the visa fee, is covered by University of Stavanger.

Your Visa fee will be reimbursed once valid residence permit is granted and the Contract of Employment is valid.

In the process EMC will assist with the followwing:

Visa application
Registration form Service Center for Foreign Workers/police
Registration in National registry (National Identity Number/temporary number)
Applying for tax card
Registration at the post office
Opening of bank account(s)
Health care/primary doctor
European Health Insurance Card
Applying for residence permit (Non-EU)
Prepayment of government fee (Non-EU)
Follow up with immigration authorities (Non-EU)
TB test when required (Non-EU)

If you have any questions please contact EMC; emc@uis.no
 
 

 

Residence longer than 90 days

Internationally new employees will be contacted by EMC when the Contract of Employment is signed. Please do not start the visa process before you have contacted EMC.

University of Stavanger (UiS) collaborate with local relocation company who work with integration of international employees and offers a smooth and simplified process for UiS' assignees. We will advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. The service, and the visa fee, for the employee, is covered by University of Stavanger. The employee will be assisted with the following:

  • Visa application
  • Applying for residence permit (Non-EU)
  • Prepayment of government fee (Non-EU)
  • Follow up with immigration authorities (Non-EU)
  • Registration form Service Center for Foreign Workers / police
  • Registration in National registry (National Identity Number/ temporary number)
  • Registration for electronic tax deduction
  • Registration at the post office
  • Opening of bank account(s)
  • Health care/primary doctor
  • European Health Insurance Card
  • TB test when required (Non-EU)
     

Stay up to 90 days

People from EU/EEA do not need visa. People from some countries outside the EU/EEA need a visa, see (The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration) UDI's webpage.

Permits for EU/EEA nationals

EU/EEA nationals who intend to stay in Norway more than 90 days need to register with Norwegian authorities.

See section Work Permit & Visa.
 

Permits for non-EU/EEA nationals employed by UiS

  • If you are a non-EU/EEA national not formally employed by UiS and your intended stay in Norway is more than 90 days, you need a residence permit. Registration must be done online and a subsequent personal meeting with the immigration authorities upon arrival to finalise the registration is required. Please note that you, as a rule, are not allowed to start working in Norway before the residence permit has been granted. Therefore, you must apply for a residence permit well in advance of your planned arrival in Norway.
  • To start the registration process, follow the instructions on webpage Want to apply to visit or live in Norway (www.udi.no) of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI):
  1. On the initial webpage Want to apply (udi.no), enter the country of your citizenship and press the Choose button.
  2. In the next step, choose the Work immigration track, then the Vocational training and research track and, finally, the Researcher with own funds track.
  3. Study the displayed information carefully, then press the button How to apply.
  4. As a first thing, you will be asked if you would like for the employer to apply on behalf of you. Choose No if not otherwise agreed upon with EMC.
  5. In the next step, you are asked if you are already in Norway and wish to hand in the application here. Choose No, wish to apply from abroad and enter the country in which you are legally residing. Note: Only under very special circumstances non-EU/EEA nationals may apply for a residence permit from Norway. If for some reason you feel you need to apply from Norway, contact EMCU for advice.
  6. Print out the Checklist for researchers with own funds and press the button Go to the application form.
  7. This will take you to the UDI application portal. Create a user if you do not already have one. Tick the disclaimer and press the button Go to application form.
  8. In the Where are you submitting the application section, choose the country in which you are legally residing or the alternative agreed with EMC.
  9. Make a note of where you must submit the documents.
  10. Fill in the personal information.
  11. In the Contact information section you are asked to indicate your planned address in Norway. If this is not yet clarified, use the address of your UiS department/center.
  12. The next steps should be straight forward until you come to the Information about your work section. Here you are asked to provide the organization number of UiS; this is 971 564 679.
  13. On how long you like your residence permit to be valid for you enter the length of the research stay agreed upon with the university stating in the invitation letter.
  14. Check the information, tick the boxes, pay the application fee and follow the instructions on how to book an appointment for submitting the documents. Make sure to bring all the documents required in the checklist to this appointment.
  15. Depending on your nationality, you might need a visa to enter Norway. This visa will be issued automatically when the residence permit has been granted.
  16. As soon as you have submitted the documents, you proceed to the next step by following the instructions under On arrival, registration with Norwegian authorities. As part of this procedure you book a new appointment for getting the residence card. Do the booking well in advance of moving to Norway and choose one of the first available timeslots after your planned arrival in Stavanger. Book the appointment at the Service Center for Foreign Workers  (SUA) in Stavanger.

 

EMCU collaborate with a proffesional partner:

  • Entry Visa
  • Residence/Work Permits for non-EU nationals
  • Registration for EU nationals
  • Public Registrations
  • Renewal of Residence/Work Permits

 

 

 

Internationally new employees will be contacted by EMC when the Contract of Employment is signed. Please do not start the visa process before you have contacted EMCU.

University of Stavanger (UiS) collaborate with the local company  who work with integration of international employees and offers a smooth and simplified process for UiS' assignees.

 EMC and partner will advise, identify and collect supporting documentation, review and track the application with the Immigration authorities. The service, and the visa fee, for the employee, is covered by University of Stavanger. Visa fee will be reimbursed. EMC provide necessary documents to our professional partner. The employee will be assisted with the following:

  • Visa application
  • Registration form Service Center for Foreign Workers/police
  • Registration in National registry (National Identity Number/temporary number)
  • Applying for tax card
  • Registration at the post office
  • Opening of bank account(s)
  • Health care/primary doctor
  • European Health Insurance Card
  • Applying for residence permit (Non-EU)
  • Prepayment of government fee (Non-EU)
  • Follow up with immigration authorities (Non-EU)
  • TB test when required (Non-EU)

If you have any questions please contact EMCU; emc@uis.no