Work

Overview

Please refer to UDI homepage for Work permit.

Below to explain some of the most common permissions for work

Skilled Workers

  • You have specific job placement in Norway, which you are going to be paid from Norway company/organization.
  • Work must be the full time shift.
  •  The work must be qualified as a skilled worker which requires the specific qualifications / skill for that work.
  • Your salary and work condition must be reaching sufficient standards in Norway, which Employer’s responsibility. 
  • Please register your application on Application portal, before you are submitting documents. Please select “Work (Skilled Worker)” and use the check list for "Skilled Worker (with a Norwegian employer)"to find out your requirement and documents.

Skilled Workers Seconded employee

  • Applicant is the employee of the foreign company/organization.
  • Applicant to have contractual tie up to company/organization in Norway.
  • Contract is stating that applicant will be assigned for work for certain period in Norway.
  • Salary will need to be paid by foreign Employer.
  • In general, the assignee must be limited to one particular Norwegian company.
  • Not necessary need to be the full time assignment.
  • Your salary and work condition must be reaching sufficient standards in Norway, which Employer’s responsibility. 
  • Please register your application on Application portal, before you are submitting documents. Please select “Work (Skilled Worker)” and use the check list for "Seconded employee"to find out your requirement and documents.

Working Holiday

  • You must have valid residence certificate (Ju-min-hyo) at the point you are applying. Even if you are living in foreign country, you still need to submit Ju-min-hyo.
  • You must be age between 18 to 30 years old at the time you are applying. It is OK to turn 31 years old after you have applied.
  • The main purpose for this permit is the long stay tourism, so you must not study over 3 months, or work at one place for longer than 6 months.
  • You must hold Japanese passport.
  • You must have sufficient funds for living up to 3 months after entering to Norway. For more detail, please refer the check list.
  • You must intend to leave Norway after stay period has finished. However, you do not need to hold return ticket when you are entering to Norway.
  • You must be in good health. which means that there are no indications of illness that would make hospitalisation in Norway likely. Please provide a health certificate for the same.
  • You need to have insurance to cover all medical bills while you are staying in Norway.
  • The Insurance must be valid for entire period of your stay in Norway. Please submit a insurance policy in original and copy along with a residence permit application form. The original copy will be returned to you after decision was made. Please update the insurance validity if planned period to stay in Norway has changed from the time you have applied.
  • Please register your application on Application portal, before you are submitting documents. Please select “Work (Exchange, cultural and organizational work)” and use the check list for "Working holiday for young adults from Japan "to find out your requirement and documents.

Researchers with own funds

  • You must have an invitation letter to conduct research at a university, laboratory or similar institution.
  • You must be able to maintain your living throughout the period of staying in Norway (must have own funds). Please see the document checklist for details such as the amount of money.
  • Housing must be secured. In most cases, universities and research institutions will help you to secure housing.
  • Please register your application on Application portal, before you are submitting documents. Please select “Work (Training and research)” and use the check list for " researcher with own funds "to find out your requirement and documents.

Fees

Please find out your fees here.

You are able to pay fee with credit card at online portal. Card holders’ does not need to be applicant self.

VFS is not accepting any visa/permit fee at Visa application center. So please complete your application before visiting application center.

Service Fee

Other than visa fee, you are requested to pay service fee EUR 30 and international courier fee (your application will be sent to Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing) EUR 63.84 , which are the payable at Visa application center in cash with Japanese currency.

Document Required

Please prepare all documents indicated in check list, which you can find here. You can also find check list form the link, which you find in reply email, when you completed registration at Application portal.

NOTE: All documents that are not in English or Norwegian, must be accompanied by a translation from an accepted translation agency listed here.

Photo Specfications

All photos must meet the requirements listed below. If these requirements have not been met, the applicant will have to deliver a new photo that meets the requirements. The photo requirements are the same for children as for adults.

The Photo shall:

  • be in sharp focus, clear and with good contrasts
  • be printed on quality photo paper with high solution
  • be in colours with a light background
  • be 40-50 mm in width
  • maximum 6 months old, resemble the applicant
  • full-face, facing the camera directly, eyes looking straight at the camera
  • Show the whole head and the top of the shoulders. The face shall occupy 70-80 % of the picture
  • Show open eyes that are clearly visible. Hair shall not cover the eyes

Regarding glasses:

Glasses are allowed as long as the eyes are clearly visible.

  • the glasses cannot be coloured
  • the rim must not cover any part of the eyes
  • there cannot be reflection in the glasses

Regarding head-dress:

Religious head-dresses are allowed provided that all details of the face are clearly shown.

  • Chin, forehead and both cheeks shall all be clearly visible
  • Shadows in the face due to the head-dress are not allowed

Processing Times

Please find out your process time here.

Application Forms