OSLO – Norway is not only a leader when it comes to upholding democratic values but it is also a great country when we look at it from economic perspectives as it offers countless opportunities for working.
If you are also searching for any reasonable country for working, Norway should be on your list and the following guide would enable you apply for the work visa of country and finally move there with ease and comfort.
Norway Work Visa
The first step in getting the work visa is to get a job from an employer in Norway after which you are given Norwegian Residence Permit for work which allows you to legally settle in the country for work.
As far as educational background is concerned, one is eligible to apply for Norway Work Visa if they have one of these qualifications:
Other criteria which make one eligible for work visa include getting a job offer from an employer in Norway which is full-time work and pays the average salary, just like the Norwegian citizens. The minimum age for work visa is 18 years and the applicant must have clean criminal record.
The Norway's immigration authority has also clarified that if you are going to work in an occupation for which recognition or authorisation is required, you must have such recognition or authorisation. Health personnel, for example, must enclose an authorisation or licence from the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
Norway Work Visa Requirements
The following documents are required for getting the work visa of Norway:
The embassy can also ask for additional documents based on your country of origin.
Apply for Norway Work Visa
The following are the ways of applying for a Norway work visa, such as;
Apply from home country
If you are applying by yourself from your home country, then you need to collect all documents and attach it with application form which should be submitted to the nearest Norway embassy in your country or to some Visa Application Centre.
Apply from Norway
If you are already in Norway and want to apply for a work visa, then you must collect all supporting and necessary documents and attach it with application form after which you should apply for the Residence Permit and Protection Services of the Norwegian police or a Service Center for Foreign Workers (SUA) and then the SUA or police will transfer the application to the UDI, Youthpop reported.
One must ensure that applicants are are not allowed to work remotely unless it is part of the job they have been granted a residence permit to do.
Apply through Norwegian employer
Your employer can also apply on your behalf if you give permission through a power of attorney after which the employer will hand over the application to the Resident Permit and Protection Services of the Norwegian Police or SUA. The police of SUA will transfer the application to the UDI.
It is worth mentioning that you must register yourself with the local police services and get your residence card within the first week. You can also make an appointment through the UDI website before leaving your home country.
It is to be mentioned here that if you are to work through a staffing agency, you must present a list of the assignments that the employer has planned for you. The assignments must be confirmed by the business/businesses you are carrying out the assignments for. It is only possible for you to get a residence permit for the period of time when you are carrying out the assignments on this list. The staffing agency must be registered in the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority’s register.
Visa Processing Time
The processing time for a Norway work visa after you submit the application is up to 8 weeks but it can vary depending on your nationality.
Work Visa Fee
The fee for a Norway work visa is NOK 6,300 (USD 690). You may have to submit more if you are applying through Visa Application Centre (VAC) rather than an embassy.
Validity of Norway Work Visa
The Norway Work Visa is valid for two years after which you can further renew the visa for additional two years through UDI website. Once you stay for up to three continuous years in Norway, you can apply for a Permanent Residence Permit and live in Norway indefinitely.
Even then, the duration of the residence permit you are able to get depends on the position you have been offered. Moreover, if you are later going to start in a new type of position you must apply for a new residence permit, no matter if you are staying with the same employer or changing employers. You cannot start in a new type of position until you have been given a new residence permit.
In case you lose your job, you must notify the police where you live within seven days. You can then stay in Norway for up to six months to look for a new job. Your residence permit must still be valid for the duration of this period.
Bringing family on Work Visa
You can apply for your family members to join you in Norway once you get your work visa. This visa is called Norway Family Visa. The following family members can apply for a visa and join you in Norway:
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 20, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||341.5||345|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.1||36.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.91||176.91|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Monday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Karachi||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Islamabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Peshawar||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Quetta||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Sialkot||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Attock||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Jehlum||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Multan||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Gujrat||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Chakwal||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Sargodha||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Mirpur||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
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