Checklist – Moving to Norway
Once you have been given a job offer, it is essential that you apply for a work and residence permit in collaboration with the school administration. Separate rules may apply depending on your nationality. To apply and for more information please visit UDI.
If you are staying in Norway more than 6 months, you will have to register with the nearest National Registry. Depending on the length of your stay, the National Registry will provide you either a provisional ID number or a personal ID number. This document is essential to all official information and banking. The office is located in the same building as the tax office. For further information, see Skatteetaten.
Upon arrival you need to visit the local tax office to get a tax card to give to your employer. If the tax card is not handed in, your employer is obliged to tax you 50% until this is in place.
In Norway there is a system whereby all persons resident in Norway have the right to a general practitioner as their assigned doctor for all consultations. Once you have received your Personal ID number, you can apply for a general practitioner. For more information, see HELFO.
Wool clothing for cold days is essential according to the ones that have joined us from abroad.
Web links that might be useful
- Official Tourist Information
- UDI’s information portal for work migrants
- Statistics on Norway
- Arendal Municipality
- E-learning platform – ManageBac login
- Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
- The National Registry
- Tax Information
- National Insurance Services
- Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
- The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance of Education (NOKUT)
- The Norwegian Royal Family
- Portal for Norwegian Embassies
- Portal for public sector services
- UBUNTU, organization promoting multiculturalism in Arendal
- Finding a place to stay
- Getting a general practitioner
Welcome document from the Parent Committee to all new parents: Welcome to Norway and AIS Community