Immigration matters, student visa & deposit
NON-EU CITIZENS: STUDY PERMIT & TRANSFER OF FUND
The Norwegian Directorate of Norwegian Immigration (UDI) requires that you:
- Transfer your funding deposit to a holding account at UiT
- Apply for a Student Permit (Visa) - non-EU nationals
- Register your arrival at the local Police station within seven days of your arrival
For more information about visa requirements, transfer of fund and registration at the local Police station, please click on the see below:
I - BEFORE ARRIVAL: (1)TRANSFER FUND & (2) APPLY FOR STUDY PERMIT (VISA)
(1) Transfer your funds deposit
Admitted self-funded non-EU/Swiss students must transfer their deposit (proof of financial ability) to the holding deposit account at The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation to apply for a Study Permit within 1 JUNE.
(2) Apply for Study Permit
All non-EU/Swiss students have to apply for a student visa, known as Study Permit, before entering Norway.
The housing guarantee, which is required for applying for Study Permit, is your Letter for Visa Purposes OR Confirmation of Housing Guarantee.
Information about the required documents, how to apply, application fee and much more can be found on UDI's Online Application portal.UDI Online Application Portal UiT Institutional Information
II - AFTER ARRIVAL: REGISTRATION AT THE POLICE
You must apply for a Study Permit (visa) before entering Norway. After arriving to Norway, you must register at the local police station within seven days.
The following documents are required by the Police for registration:
- Your offer of admission from UiT
- Your Housing Contract
- Your passport
NB. Practical information about immigration and the police will be given during Debut WEEK International.
EU/SWISS CITIZENS: REGISTRATION & INSURANCE
EU/EEA/SWISS CITIZENS: REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE
EU/Swiss students who are staying for more than three months in Norway must register at the local police station upon arrival and secure their own insurance coverage
Students attending Debut WEEK International will be given practical information about the registration at the local police and will be assisted by our volunteers to arrive at the local police station.
1- BEFORE ARRIVAL
EU/EEA/SWISS students can move to Norway and start studying and/or working immediately, and must register at the local police station no later than three month after arrival. You must
- be admitted to a recognised educational institutions such as UiT
- hold a European Health Insurance Card
- Read more about Insurance Planning
2- AFTER ARRIVAL
EU/EEA/Swiss students need to report to the police within 3 month after arrival. You must
- Please make an online application and book an appointment here UDI Application Portal.
- UDI Checklist for required documents
- Register your arrival at the local police station (see below).
Tel. -47 77 79 60 00
Tel. +47 78 42 80 00
Øysteins gate 8
Tel. -47 77 04 36 00
Kongens gate 14 - 18
Tel. +47 77 04 36 00
NORDIC CITIZENS: REPORT YOUR ADDRESS IN NORWAY
This applies to nationals of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. You do not need to apply for a residence permit or register with the Police to live in Norway. All you need to do is to report your move to Norway to the local office of the National Population Registry.
Last changed: 27.03.2018 14.01