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Key Points

  • On June 30, 2022, the government of Norway clarified the terms of remote work options in the country


On June 30, 2022, the government of Norway released a statement regarding remote work options in the country. The government of Norway requires all foreign nationals, apart from citizens of the European Union and European Economic Area, to obtain a residence permit to work in the country, including for self-employment purposes. As such, the government clarified that foreign nationals could not perform work in Norway, even for holiday or visit purposes, if a residence permit had not been obtained.

There is no specific residence permit for remote work in Norway. Individuals may only work remotely in Norway if they have a residence permit that gives them the right to do so. In these cases, the conditions of remote work must be outlined and acknowledged by the officials of Norway before the granting of one of the following residence permit types:

  • A residence permit for family immigration
  • A permanent residence permit
  • A residence permit for work where remote work is part of the applicant’s job

What are the Changes?

The government of Norway released a statement on June 20, 2022, clarifying the conditions under which foreign nationals can perform remote work in the country. The Norwegian government does not offer a remote work permit. However, according to the statement, foreign nationals may be permitted to work remotely if the conditions have been outlined when applying for select residence permit types.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Norway’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

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