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Do you need visa?

If you intend to stay in Norway less than 90 days you do not need to apply for a residence permit. However, depending on your nationality, you might need a visitor's visa to enter Norway. Researchers and lectures from countries outside EU/EEA working for less than three months in Norway do not need to apply for a residence permit, but may need a Schengen visa depending on the agreement your country have with Schengen.

At www.udi.no you can find more information regarding Visit Norway without a visa.

For EU/EEA citizens, choose the following in the fields:

  1. The registration scheme for EU/EEA nationals
  2. Person with own funds if you do not receive salary from University of Stavanger

For Non EU/EEA citizens, choose the following in the fields:

  1. Work immigration nationals
  2. Vocational training and research if you do not receive salary from University of Stavanger
  3. Researcher with own funds

 

Stay longer than 90 days
If you are a person with a resident permit in Schengen country, you do not need a visa to visit Norway: countries that have agreements with Norway.

If you are a non-EU/EEA national, and not formally employed by UiS, and your intended stay in Norway is more than 90 days, you need a residence permit. The application is a two-fold process consisting of an initial online registration and a subsequent personal meeting with the immigration authorities upon arrival to finalize the permit. Note: only granted residence permit authorize you to work in Norway. Start the process early!

Registration process
Study the information carefully from the Norwegian Directorate of immigration (UDI): Want to apply. Unfortunately, University of Stavanger do not apply on behalf of visitors.

We recommend you to print out the "Checklist for researchers with own funds".

When you choose the button Go to the application form, you will be taken to the UDI application portal. Create a user. Tick the disclaimer and press the button Go to application form. Make a note of where you must submit the documents. In the Contact information section (planned address in Norway), you may use the address of the visiting department at UIS. UiS’s organization number is 971564679.

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.

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. 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 a part of this procedure, you book a new appointment for getting the residence card. Do the booking 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 in Stavanger.

At www.udi.no you can find more information regarding this: Visit Norway without a visa.

For EU/EEA citizens, choose the following in the fields:

  1. The registration scheme for EU/EEA nationals
  2. Person with own funds if you do not receive salary from University of Stavanger

For Non EU/EEA citizens, choose the following in the fields:

  1. Work immigration nationals
  2. Vocational training and research if you do not receive salary from University of Stavanger
  3. Researcher with own funds