New Immigrant in Norway

New Immigrant in Norway

Foreign nationals who want to settle in Norway need legal grounds for residence to be granted a residence permit. Different types of residence permits confer different rights and obligations. Everyone must familiarise themselves with the rules that apply to them. Everyone who lives in Norway has a duty to familiarise themselves with the country’s laws and regulations. You also have a duty to provide correct information to the public authorities when requested.


Every person living in Norway has numerous rights and obligations

This includes the right of children to attend school and the right of all inhabitants to hospital treatment. Everyone with a job is required to pay tax. And when we submit our income tax form every year, we are required to provide correct information.

Trust-based system

The authorities trust that all inhabitants provide correct information and follow the law. The entire Norwegian system is built on this principle. Although monitoring systems are in place, spot checks are also often carried out. Those caught cheating the system can expect some type of punishment, ranging from fines and imprisonment to community service and other measures.