Residence Permit / Legal Stay

As a foreign student, you must apply for a residence permit to have a legal stay in Norway. There are different procedures for students from EU/EEA and other countries.

Citizens from Nordic countries

Please note that Nordic citizens do not need to apply for a residence visa/registration card, but you must report moving to Norway. Please go to www.udi.no for details.

Citizens from EU/EEA/EFTA

EU/EEA/EFTA citizens must apply for a registration certificate to have a legal stay in Norway.

Application procedure

  • Register online at www.udi.no shortly after admission and follow the required steps described there.

Citizens from countries outside EU/EEA/EFTA

Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens must apply for a residence permit to have a legal stay in Norway.

Application procedure

  • Register online at www.udi.no shortly after admission to make sure that your application will be processed in time.

When your application has been granted:

  • As a general rule, you will become a member of the National Insurance Scheme (health services) an be provided with a regular GP
  • You are allowed to work part time (20 hrs per week):
    • If you want to work in Norway you must apply for a tax deduction /exemption card.
      • When your application for a tax deduction / exemption card is granted your will get a Norwegian identity number - NOTIFY THE ACADEMY ONCE YOU GET IT.
    • The study permit for non-EU/EEA nationals normally does not allow students do be self-employed.
  • With a Norwegian identity number you may:
    • open a Norwegian bank account.
      • Some banks might also provide you with a Norwegian identity number / temporary D-number.

Questions?

Please contact the Administration if you experience any difficulties. Email us at international@nmh.no

Last updated: 10. October 2019