Norway Digital Nomad Visa
Independent Contractor Visa
Norwegian authorities launched the Independent Contractor Visa program in 2019 with the aim of attracting skilled workers to Norway and making it easier for self-employed individuals to live and work in the country for up to two years. After the two-year period expires, it’s possible to reapply for the Independent Contractor Visa if all requirements are met.
The program is designed for freelancers, contractors, and other self-employed individuals who have a contract with a Norwegian client. After living in Norway for three years, a foreigner becomes eligible to apply for a residence permit.
The Norway Independent Contractor Visa can have validity period of up to 2 years. After two years, re-apply is available.
Visa applicants can include wide range of family members in the application, such a spouse or partner in a registered partnership, children under 18, dependent parents, siblings, grandparents and other dependent family members, such as aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. In order to be considered dependent, a family member must be financially dependent on the visa applicant and plan to live with the visa applicant in Norway.
|Required minimum income||EUR 35,719 per year|
|Other requirements||-Evidence of job or business outside Norway;|
-Have at least one Norwegian client;
-Visa applicants must have a contract or an agreement with a Norwegian client or a business, agreeing to pay the minimum salary;
-Living address in the country;
-Active health insurance;
-Visa holders have to apply for a VAT number and they are subject to local taxes
Healthcare and Social services
Right to work
Conditions and Fees
|Minimum annual income||EUR 35,719|
|Application fee||EUR 600|
|Processing fee||EUR 100|
|Health insurance||Buying policy covering entire stay in Norway|