Migration, Residency & Citizenship

Norway Digital Nomad Visa

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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.

Validity

The Norway Independent Contractor Visa can have validity period of up to 2 years. After two years, re-apply is available.

Family Inclusion

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.

Requirements

Required minimum incomeEUR 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

Benefits

Lifestyle

Norway is a country with a strong social safety net and a high standard of living, encompassed with excellent infrastructure, public services and quality of life.

Healthcare and Social services

Visa holders are entitled to the same healthcare and social services as Norwegian citizens.

Long-term stay

The Norwegian Independent Contractor visa is valid for two years and can be renewed for another two years.

Right to work

The visa allows holders to work remotely for clients outside of Norway. This is ideal for digital nomads who need to maintain their existing work arrangements while living in a new country.

Investment Options

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

Application Process

Applicants need a valid passport, 2 passport-sized photos, proof of accommodation, a contract with a Norwegian client, documentation of your business established abroad, proof of education, CV and work history, completed application form, printed and signed UDI checklist, payment for the application fee (EUR 600)
Online application must be submitted through the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). All supporting documents need to be filed to the Norwegian diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate). Applications can be submitted also in person at a Norwegian embassy or consulate.
Application processing includes the mandatory interview at a Norwegian diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate).
Successful applicants are issued visas Await approval. Processing time lasts around 4 months.
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