Norway: Clarification of Remote Work 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • On 30 June 2022, the government of Norway clarified the terms of remote work options in the country 


On 30 June 2022, the government of Norway released a statement regarding remote work options in the country. The government of Norway requires all foreign nationals, apart from citizens of the European Union and European Economic Area, to obtain a residence permit to work in the country, including for self-employment purposes. As such, the government clarified that foreign nationals cannot perform work in Norway even for holiday or visit purposes if a residence permit has not been obtained. 

There is no specific residence permit for remote work in Norway. Individuals may only work remotely in Norway if they have a residence permit that gives them the right to do so. In these cases, the conditions of remote work must be outlined and acknowledged by the officials of Norway prior to the granting of one of the following residence permit types: 

  • a residence permit for family immigration  
  • a permanent residence permit   
  • a residence permit for work where remote work is part of the applicant’s job  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Norway released a statement on 30 June 2022 clarifying the conditions under which foreign nationals can perform remote work in the country. The Norwegian government does not offer a remote work permit, however, according to the statement, foreign nationals may be permitted to work remotely if the conditions have been outlined when applying for select residence permit types.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Norway’s website or Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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This article was published on 26 July 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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