Immigration matters, student visa & funding deposit

The Norwegian Directorate of Norwegian Immigration (UDI) requires the following from international students:
  • NON-EU/SWISS STUDENTS: you apply for a Study Permit & transfer your subsistence fund to the student deposit account in Norway
  • EU/SWISS STUDENTS:you register with the Police if you are staying in Norway for more than three months
  • NORDIC STUDENTS: you report your address in Norway to the Population Registry.
For more information about immigration requirements, please follow the links below:

 

NON-EU CITIZENS: STUDY PERMIT & TRANSFER OF FUND

The Norwegian Directorate of Norwegian Immigration (UDI) requires that you:

  1. Transfer your funding deposit to a holding account at UiT
  2. Apply for a Student Permit (Visa) - non-EU nationals
  3. 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 link below:


1- BEFORE ARRIVAL: STUDY PERMIT (VISA) & TRANSFER OF FUND
Safe Student Deposit
1- Transfer your funds deposit

After being offered admission, you are required as self-funding non-EU/EEA student to transfer your deposit as proof of financial ability to a holding deposit to apply for a Study Permit.

NB! If you live in Norway, have a Student Residence Permit & own Norwegian bank account, you do not need to transfer any fund to the deposit account.
How to transfer deposit
Study Permit
2- Apply for Study Permit (Student Visa)

All self-funding students who are non-EU/EEA nationals have to apply for a student visa, known as Study Permit, before entering Norway.

Information about the required documents, how to apply, application fee and much more can be found on the following links:

UDI Online Application Portal UiT Institutional Information

2- 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:

  1. Your offer of admission from UiT
  2. Your Housing Contract
  3. Your passport

NB. Practical information about immigration and the police will be given during Debut WEEK International.


NOTICE! The International Office at UiT does not have the power to decide over immigration matters. Students are therefore advised to follow up with their own case at the Norwegian embassy or consular services, and make sure that all the required documents are submitted correctly.

EU/SWISS CITIZENS: REGISTRATION & INSURANCE

Study Permit

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

NB!

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


2- AFTER ARRIVAL

EU/EEA/Swiss students need to report to the police within 3 month after arrival. You must


POLICE STATIONS
POLICE STATION IN TROMSØ

Stakkevollvegen 9 
9010 Tromsø

Tel. -47 77 79 60 00


POLICE STATION IN ALTA

Labyrinten 1
9500 Alta

Tel. +47 78 42 80 00

Email: post.vestfinnmark@politiet.no


POLICE STATION IN HARSTAD

Øysteins gate 8
9480 Harstad

Tel. -47 77 04 36 00

Email: utlending.harstad@politiet.no


POLICE STATION IN NARVIK

Kongens gate 14 - 18
8514 Narvik

Tel. +47 77 04 36 00

Email: utlending.narvik@politiet.no

NORDIC CITIZENS: REPORT YOUR ADDRESS IN NORWAY


Study Permit


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.


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Last changed: 14.08.2017 10.06
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