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Inbound employees


Welcome as an employee at UiT! 

At these pages you will find practical information about entering Norway from abroad.

At Travel to Norway you will find up to date information about the Norwegian government's regulations on entering Norway. Please check if you need to hand in the digital registration Connect2Norway within 72 hours before you are scheduled to arrive. Some still do. The police will ask you to present the receipt/ QR code at the border.

For further information about what you need to document at the border, please look at the chapter "Before you arrive" below.

At Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway you find the up to date quarantine regulations.

 

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact us via:
e-mail: mobility@uit.no
or phone: +47 77 62 31 91

More information about UiT.
 
To enter Norway aiming to start working at UiT, you start by registering an account in UDI's application portal and apply for visa, and a residence permit for work in Norway. You will receive information by UDI how to proceed, and the Recruitment Section at UiT will provide you with the formal documentation of your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

You as an individual create the account at UDI. There you downloaded all documents confirming your nationality, education etc. UDI then has access to see these documents to check that you are eligible to enter Norway and your position at UiT. UiT may not access your account, this is related to rules and regulations protecting you as an individual.

Please download all documents that you receive related to your case during the process of entering Norway and UiT at the same account. In this way, UDI may have access to the documents, and so may the embassy, or the police if there is a question when you cross the border.

At Rules upon entry into Norway you will find the information about what you need to document to enter Norway.
Please note that your permit and right to a Norwegian ID will be confirmed at your appointment with the police once having arrived to your destinated place of work and accommodation.You will also need to go through this process when renewing your permit. Due to the Corona regulations, there are long waiting lists to obtain an appointment. Consequently, UDI currently allows new employees from abroad to start working and receive a salary before having been at the police station.

 

Please inform the heads of the department you are working at as soon as you have received your Norwegian ID or D number. This information is essential for UiT to be able to register your employment and salary in our systems.

As a start for information about Norway, you may visit EURAXESS Norway Under “Information and assistance” you will find information about living and wo0rking in Noreway, and about the digital language course developed at NTNU NoW Guide - NTNU Many are also amused by reading the blog A Frog in the Fjord – A Blog on love, winter, food, and mainly about Norwegian people



The Norwegian Directorate of Norwegian Immigration (UDI) presents the procedures you need to take to obtain a residence permit to work in Norway. The rules vary depending on your citizenship. For all applications, please be accurate when registering your address and enter H0x0x as the title number. UiT’s organisation number is 970422528.

Citizens of Nordic countries do not need to register with the police and may reside in Norway for six months. However, you need a Norwegian ID or D number to work at UiT. Please register in the UDI web, go to the local tax office to apply for a Norwegian ID, tax deduction card and report your postal address in Norway.

* EU/EEA citizens register their arrival to Norway in the UDI-portal.

Please register at the UDI-portal  and book an appointment with the police in the internet portal. Please note that the police will not give you an appointment by phone before you have completed your quarantine period. You need to register at the police station within 3 months of arrival in Norway. You may start to work, before you have obtained a Norwegian ID at the Tax office but you may not open a Norwegian bank account or get a tax deduction card. When you receive your ID, please notify UiT and then apply for a tax deduction card at the same Tax office. This also regards family members of an EU/EEA national.

* For non-EU/EEA citizens:

When starting the application process, you are given two options of who is to submit the documents: you or your employer. If you choose that you will submit the documents yourself, you will be directed to the nearest Norwegian embassy that works with consular cases, which will in turn often direct you to a VFS Global office. The procedure is that you deliver the documents to the VFS office, which sends them to the Norwegian embassy, which in turn sends them to UDI in Norway. For applicants from countries which require visas, UDI will send a message to the nearest embassy advising them to  issue you an entry visa.

The Power of attorney form entitles a person at UiT to enter your application. This will generally be the Head of Administration at the department where you will work.

There are two options of where to verify the documents when in Norway: at the police district which covers the municipality that you state that you will live in, or a Service Centre for Foreign workers (SUA). For appointments with the police, choose the police office closest to the campus you will be working at. Please click if you chose booking at SUA Guidelines for presentation of documentation (partly in Norwegian) from UDI UDI 2021-005 (udiregelverk.no)

The documents “Cover letter” and “Power of Attorney” are automatically attached to the receipt e-mail you receive when you have paid the fee. For security reasons, UDI is not allowed to send decision letters to the applicants by e-mail but may send the decisions to the person named in the power of attorney document. The person with attorney is then legally obliged to forward the decision letter to the applicant.

The processing time at UDI may take some weeks. However, skilled workers are prioritized. 

When you receive the decision from UDI, please send a copy to UiT, and the process involving the employment contract should then be organized for you. When you know the date you will be arriving to Tromsø, please book an appointment with the police in Tromsø to verify your identity to obtain a residence card and obtain a Norwegian ID. You do not have to travel to SUA Oslo for an ID check to obtain a residence card and verify your original documents. Please send an e-mail to utlending.troms@politiet.no and ask for an appointment at the police station. You will not be able to book an appointment at the police station in Tromsø via the UDI application portal because your application is connected to SUA Oslo.

In the e-mail, please write your DUF number, the date you will arrive and the date you will complete the mandatory quarantine period.

The foreign department at the police station in Tromsø will then arrange an appointment for you at the police station nearest to the campus where you will be working. 

Following your appointment, the next step is to go to the tax office to obtain your tax deduction card.

Links:

What is SUA?

What is the waiting time Police and SUA offices? - After the appointment with the police, there are another maximum 3 weeks' waiting for receiving the Norwegian ID after the appointment with the police for citizens from outside EU/EEA, and up to 8 weeks' waiting for citizens from the EU/EEA area.

D-number versus Norwegian ID

If you will stay in Norway for less than six months or have applied for protection (asylum) in Norway, you will be given a D-number, which is a temporary ID number. Everyone who is born in Norway or lives permanently or for a longer period than six months in Norway should have a national identity number. This is an identification number of 11 digits, comprising the date of birth and a personal number. The DUF number is not the same as the D-number. The DUF number is your registration number at UDI.

You use your Norwegian ID number, or D number if applicable, and your passport to identify yourself to public authorities and services, and to open a Norwegian bank account.

Please inform the heads of the department you are working at as soon as you have received your Norwegian ID or D number. This information is essential for UiT to be able to register your employment and salary in our systems.

During your appointment, the police will inform you that you may be called in for a test for tuberculosis. The police will ask for your permission to use your e-mail address, so they can pass it on to the health authorities. The health authorities then will contact you by e-mail. The alternative is that they will send you a letter by ordinary mail.

USEFUL LINKS:

 



ACCOMMODATION

There are no lodgings at UiT for quarantine accommodation. Please contact the department where you are employed. They will book a suitable hotel room on your behalf if applicable. The final decision about if and where to sit the quarantine is taken when you cross the border to Norway, which in most cases is at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Information about Housing- at UiT and in the private market

Please start your search for housing as soon as you have confirmed your plan for a research stay at UIT.

You should be aware of that rental prices are high. Please click the link below to estimate Costs of living in Troms 

There is currently little chance of arranging Housing via UiT. Please note that monthly rental is also charged for housing via UiT.

Owing to the current entry restrictions, most of the housing is currently  on hold for people who have been waiting for a long time to enter Norway, among whom citizens from outside EU/Schengen/EEA are prioritized. Consequently, we recommend you to search for accommodation in the private market, and communicate with those who have employed you if you need help. 

The following links for Rental/buying/announcements for housing may be in Norwegian. If you don’t know Norwegian, you could either try using translation tools or ask for help at the unit you will to work at.

https://uit.no/tavla/markedsplassen Choose "Utleie" (rental)

www.finn.no Choose "Eiendom", and then "Bolig til leie" (Houses for rent)
www.hybel.no Choose "Finn bolig" (find a place to live)

Rubrikk.no

https://nb-no.facebook.com/groups/til.leie/

www.sabbaticalhomes.com In English

New in Norway has more information and tips regarding accommodation. 

Moving
Please confer with the department where you will be working for about the regulations for reimbursement of travel expenses and shipment of belongings. Here you find some tips when planning to move your belongings (EURAXESS.no)

Housing loan

In general, anyone buying a home needs to negotiate offers at different banks. Being a member of a trade union means you can take advantage of the interest rate negotiated for members, which is generally lower than the rate offered to the public. Moreover, as an employee at UiT, may apply for a housing loan from The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK)


Compensation of relocation expenses

The compensation of your expenses when moving to Norway is up to the receiving unit, i.e. the project or department employing you Legislation in Norwegian
 
UiT - HR-Portal (you must be logged onto the UiT Intranet to access this)



When researchers arrive together with their spouse, partner, and family, there may be an interest in that the other person also may find who a job, or gain admission to higher education. UiT has not yet developed a regular service for Dual Career, but, in the following you will find some information. And, if you need help, please write to mobility@uit.no

Bringing your partner or family

When researchers arrive together with their spouse, partner and family, it may be of interest that the other person also find a job or gain admission to higher education. We experience that it may be economically difficult if several are to live on one income. UiT has not yet developed a regular service for Dual Career but you will find some information on this page. If you need help, please write to mobility@uit.no

Bringing your partner, Dual Career

In general, you will find that the level of speaking/understanding English in the population is rather high, which makes it possible to integrate socially. On the other hand, if your partner wants to work, you will find that in most jobs there is a requirement to speak Norwegian. As living costs are high in Norway, your financial situation will be better if you look into how your partner may also gain an income during your stay.

The courses in Norwegian language at UiT are for staff and students from abroad, but the courses at Folkeuniversitetet, are open to everyone. Another option is courses at the internet, e.g Norwegian on the Web 

You may start looking for jobs at EURAXESS Norway, Work in Norway - NAV , or in Norwegian at FINN.no - mulighetenes marked 

There are free courses online about applying for work in Norway for foreigners.

Bringing your family

Some also bring their children, or plan to have a child while in Norway. 

Rights to parental benefits in Norway

Other links about health care related to family in Norway:

Membership of the National Insurance Scheme

Healthcare rights for children and adolescents in Norway

Who pays your dental bill?

Other information about NAV’s services and benefits. 

UiT - HR Portal (you must be logged on to the UiT Intranet to access this)

Schools and kindergartens


Other websites for job seekers: 

Job ads: 

Education: 



In case of needing a doctor, foreigners without a connection to a medical center may call Tromsø Legevakt, 116117 , Out-of-hours medical service - helsenorge.no
  
In case of emergency, call 113 ( for police 110, and in case of fire 112) 
To  registered with a local doctor, you need to use pin codes from the bank. You can apply for these when you have obtained a Norwegian ID. 

If you require urgent medical assistance, the emergency department at the University Hospital of Northern Norway is the best option.

Tromsø: Contact details for the Out-of-hours medical service in Tromsø: 116 117, Sykehusveien 30. For medical emergencies and life-threatening illnesses, call 113. 

At campus Tromsø, Kraft Universitetshelsesenter receives UiT employees who have not obtained a Norwegian ID.

Harstad: Contact details for the Out-of-hours medical service in Harstad: 116 117, St. Olavs gate 70, 9406 Harstad. For medical emergencies and life-threatening illnesses, call 113.

Alta: Contact details for the Out-of-hours medical service in Alta: 116 117, Dr. Kvammes vei 21, 9510 Alta. For medical emergencies and life-threatening illnesses, call 113.

Narvik: Contact details for the Out-of-hours medical service in Narvik": 116 117, Sykehusveien 1, 8516 Narvik. For medical emergencies and life-threatening illnesses, call 113.

There are several pharmacies in all Norwegian towns and cities, including at the shopping centres.



 

At Rules upon entry into Norway you find the most recent and accurate information about what you need to document to enter Norway.

At present everyone entering Norway is obliged to spend their mandatory quarantine period in the municipality in which they arrive. The Oslo Airport Gardermoen is in Ullensaker municipality, which is responsible for assigning the quarantine lodgings. Please contact the department at which you are employed to receive a Self-declaration form. There are no lodgings at UiT for quarantine accommodation. 

If you need to pay for accommodation at a quarantine hotel during the quarantine period, please retain your receipt documenting the expenses for accommodation and UiT will reimburse these costs. 

For more information, please read Corona virus disease- advice and information 

 



UiT organizes a welcome meeting three times a year for newly employed scholars and staff from abroad.

Further practical information is given at the department where you work. Some central links to registering are provided below.

Each semester UiT arranges seminars about Norwegian work culture. This topic is also treated in gatherings organized by the trade unions.



All citizens apply for a tax deduction card at the tax office Tax Administration (Skatteetaten). Citizens from the EU/EEA area and the Nordic countries apply for their Norwegian ID there as well, while the police processes the allowance for a Norwegian ID for citizens from outside the EU/EEA area.

  • Book an appointment for your visit at the Tax Administration online (drop-in is not possible during Covid 19-regulations). Your national identity number or D number will appear on your tax deduction card.
  • At the post office you fill in the form  “Permanent change of address for private individuals” to register your postal address.
  • To open a bank account you need a Norwegian ID-number and an address in Norway. Some banks also accept a D-number. Please see more information below.
  • The department you work at decides whether your travel expenses before commencing your post may be covered. Link to information and application form

Please inform the heads of the department you are working at as soon as you have received your Norwegian ID or D number. This information is essential for UiT to be able to register your employment and salary in our systems

Tax deduction card.

If you receive wages from a Norwegian employer, you are obliged to pay tax on your earnings in Norway. Norwegian employers are required to have a tax deduction card for each employee in order to subtract tax. You are responsible for procuring your own tax deduction card. If you have not obtained one, your employer is required to withhold 50 per cent of your wages, of which the correct amount will be reimbursed to you once you obtain your tax deduction card.

To obtain a tax deduction card, book appointments online and visit a Norwegian Tax Administration Office; in Tromsø: at Hjalmar Johansens gate 21, in Alta: at Markveien 38b, in Narvik: at Kongensgate 14/16 and 52.

Bring the following:

1. Valid identification

2. Employment contract or written confirmation of work assignment in Norway

3. Submit an application for a tax deduction card using form RF-1209

4. If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA area, you must also provide documentation stating that you have the right to work and reside in Norway


If you have obtained a Norwegian ID-number, your tax deduction card will be automatically renewed every year. If you have a D number, you need to apply for a renewed tax deduction card every year. This should be done in December, so that the tax deduction card is processed in time for the next calendar year. If the D number is registered in the system, there is no need to apply in person. You can send the form RF-1209 as ordinary post.

General information from the Norwegian Tax Administration.

Postal address

At inernet or at the post office, ask for the form “Permanent change of address for private individuals” to register your postal address. It’s important to check that you have a letter box with your name is clearly stated. 

Opening a bank account 

To open a bank account, you need a Norwegian ID number and an address in Norway. Some banks also accept a D number. You will usually need to apply for an ID number or D number at the Norwegian Tax Administration. 
You will have to show up in person to sign the agreement for an account. Bring your passport, a passport photo and your Norwegian ID or D number. For some countries, additional documentation may be required.

Useful links:

Norwegian Tax Administration 
Tax Norway 
Work in Norway
General tax concentions between Norway and other states
Nordisk eTax - Nordic taxation portal, especially relevant to Citizens of the Nordic countries.
The Police



 

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard.
Health care services are financed by the government, through the the National Insurance Scheme (please click to see Services and Benefits). Membership in the National Insurance Scheme is the key to eligibility for the rights to services from NAV.

In Norway, your membership can be based on residence or employment. You can also be a member of the National Insurance Scheme during stays abroad.

Please click for information regarding Membership and International regulations

Dental services

In Norway, children under the age of 18 are entitled to free dental care from the public dental service. Young people between the ages of 19 and 20 are entitled to have 75 per cent of their dental care covered. Adults over the age of 20 must generally pay for their own dental care. Pursuant to the National Insurance Act, people with certain diseases and conditions may be entitled to subsidized dental care even after the age of 20.
More information is found at helsenorge.no. 

Tuberculosis test

A tuberculosis examination is mandatory for some groups of immigrants to Norway.
Norwegian law requires that all foreign nationals from countries with a high occurrence of tuberculosis who will be residing in Norway more than three months must be tested within four weeks after arrival.
Information about Routine Screening for tuberculosis

USEFUL LINKS

New in Norway
EURAXESS Norway
Helfo - The Norwegian Health Economics Administration
The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth



The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

All employees in more than 20 % position at UiT are members of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The membership comprises rights to retirement pension and insurance (accidents, injuries and disability). Group life insurance is included in the salary conditions for employees who are covered by the Government's collective wages agreement. 

The Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV)

NAV covers expenses for medical assistance, provides old-age pension benefits and other pension-related services as well as parental, sickness and unemployment benefits, among others. Everyone residing in Norway permanently or intending to stay for at least 12 months is considered a resident under the National Insurance Act and is therefore entitled to health care coverage under the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. To be eligible for certain benefits, such as unemployment or parental benefits, you must have worked a specific amount of time in Norway.
Please note that resident status under the National Insurance Act is not necessarily identical to resident status as stipulated in the Taxation Act and that you may not be fully covered under the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme even if you do pay tax in Norway.
There are also contractual schemes providing some kinds of coverage for employees working for a Norwegian employer. Researchers employed at universities, university colleges and a number of independent research institutes are encompassed by the Basic Collective Agreement (Hovedtariffavtalen i Staten), which includes Group life and Occupational injury Insurance as well as travel Insurance. The state does not ensure its risk through agreements with private insurance companies, but is itself the insurer for its employees. Most Norwegians take out private insurance to cover their homes, possessions, children, pets, and their own health.

Private Insurance

Your need for private insurance and various types of coverage will depend on your social security and insurance entitlements in Norway or in your home country. Among other options, by being member of a trade union, which is highly recommended in Norway, you will be entitled to several insurance offers.

You can find an overview of the different types of insurance you may consider at  New in Norway



You can find information about your working relationship with UiT The Arctic University of Norway in the Employee Handbook and the HSE Manual. This is found in our HR Portal (you must be logged on to the UiT Intranet to access this).

PAGAweb

UiT uses a website for communication and storage of information for each employee. This information is only available to administrative staff who require the employees’ personal data and to the employee concerned. By logging into this website, you will find your pay slip, salary grade, how much tax you pay, etc. This is also where you report sick leave, apply for holiday, and register travel and subsistence claim forms. You can access this using your UiT username and password, which you will receive as soon as you have your personal ID number or D number. PAGAweb is found here.

Temporary Guest status

Upon arrival, you need to register by contacting the Head of Administration at the department you are visiting. The receiving department is responsible for you during your visit and will consider the basis for granting you a temporary University ID, key card and access to other resources at UiT.

Orakelet - the IT helpdesk at UiT

Orakelet IT helpdesk is the IT support at UiT. You can contact the helpdesk by e-mail: orakelet@uit.no, phone: +47 77 64 45 44, in person in Tromsø on the first floor of House 2 (next to the MIX kiosk), or online at uit.topdesk.net.

Parking

You will find information about where to park and how to pay  here.

TODOS- Tromsø Doctoral Students and Post.Doc.s

If you are a PhD student or Post.Doc. at UiT, you may be a member at the doctoral student organization TODOS, Doctoral students and Post.docs at UiT.

TODOS arranges both academic and social events during the year. You will find information about TODOS on their homepage and on Facebook.  



These are aspects of the very good working conditions you experience in Norway, and at UIT The Arctic University of Norway: 

  • An internationally recognized research environment
  • An international research environment with an active visitor program
  • Opportunities for visiting the best chemistry research groups in the world
  • Transferable skills training and individual career development
  • A fully funded PhD position with a salary grade 54 on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, corresponding to a gross annual salary of NOK 481 800
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Family-friendly policies and surroundings

 Action plan for equality, diversity and inclusion 2020 -2022 (pdf-document)



The public sector in Norway pays for extensive services in the interests of the population, including a public health system under which everyone is entitled to treatment, has a right to education and help in several other areas. The taxes that we pay are spent on public services such as healthcare, hospitals, education and transport and communications, in addition to covering general public expenditure, taxes are designed to contribute to greater equality between individuals.

Information about how you apply for a tax deduction card is found under the heading “Newly arrived”.

Tax return


When you receive your tax return, it is very important that you check that everything is correct. You find guidance here.
The deadline for submitting tax returns is April 30.

When the Tax Administration has processed your tax return, you will learn exactly how much you must pay, or get back (Tax settlement).

You find more information at The Norwegian Tax Administration.

Useful links:


Altinn – the Norwegian public reporting portal
The Norwegian Tax Administration

UiT Campus Tromsø offers a variety of courses in the Norwegian language and literature on basic, intermediate and advanced level. Please be aware of the deadlines in August and January. - Furthermore



Research and Educational leave

UiT The Arctic University of Norway aims to increase knowledge production in all subject areas. To obtain this goal, the university will facilitate that all academic staff have good conditions for research and development.

The offer of Research and Educational leave is a strategic measure that will contribute to that UiT achieves this goal. Providing they meet certain criteria, all employees in permanent academic positions are entitled to one year of Research and Educational leave after four years' service, or 6 months after two years’ service.

Employees send an application for Research and Educational leave to the department they are affiliated to on a set form. The department assesses the application and forwards it to the faculty with a recommendation, or in relevant cases to the Arctic University Museum of Norway or the University Library. The application deadline is decided by the individual faculty, or the Arctic University Museum of Norway/University Library.

Please make sure that NAV is notified when you go abroad. Link to NAV's information about Staying abroad.

Research Funding



Some regulations of the working conditions in Norway:

The Working Environment Act ("Arbeidsmiljøloven")
Act relating to working environment, working hours and employment protection, etc. - Including regulation of working hours- Ch.10, Sect. 10-4: "Normal working hours must not exceed nine hours per 24 hours and 40 hours per seven days." General working hours in the public sector are 37,5 hours per week, cf. the Main tariff agreement (HTA) § 7At UiT, the working hours in the administration are 15 May to 14 September: 08:00 - 15:00, 15 September to 14 May: 08:00 - 15:45 Main doors may be locked outside working hours. Please remember your entrance card.
The Act relating to Holidays
 ("Ferieloven")-  From Ch. II Sect. 5 i and ii: "Employees have 25 work days' leave in connection with holidays each holiday year." "Employees who reach the age of 60 during a holiday year shall be given 6 work days' extra holiday." Guide to the Working Environment Act and the Holidays Act (pdf), issued by the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority

Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act ("Likestillings- og diskrimineringsloven", last update 16.01.2020)
Act relating to equality and a prohibition against discrimination.

Basic Agreement for the Civil Service 2006-2008 "Hovedavtalen i staten 2021 in Norwegian
The newer agreements have not been translated into English.

Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service 2006-2008 / Hovedtariffavtalen i staten 2020-2022 in Norwegian. The newer agreements have not been translated into English. 

Information about trade unions in Norway and at UiT:

In Norway it is common to be a member of a trade union. A trade union in Norway is an association of employees in one or several enterprises generally working within the same field, and exists to look after the interests of its members. Read more at Fafo 2013:09 Labour relations in Norway 

Within Norway, a trade union’s most important role is to fight for better pay and working conditions for its members. Statistics show that there is a discrepancy in the percentage of foreigners who are organized in comparison with Norwegian citizens, and we urge you to join a union. 

As a member of a trade union in Norway, you pay an annual tax-deductible membership fee, which may be a percentage of your gross pay or a fixed amount due every month, quarter, or year. The union also negotiates with banks and insurance companies, and may offer you lower interest rents on loans, and insurance with lower annual fee than those who are not organized.

The trade unions are organized four main employee confederations in Norway, in alphabetic order: The Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations Akademikerne at UiT and Akademikerne in general, the Confederation of Norwegian Trade Unions   LOin which you find NTL at UiT, the Confederation of Vocational Unions Parat, and the Confederation of Unions for Professionals UNIO, in which you find Forskerforbundet at UiT.

Common Words and Terms in Collective Wage Agreement Negotiations and Mediations (pdf)(from Riksmekleren / the National Mediator)



Pensions and other financial benefits as an employee at UiT has a basis in your membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. In Norway, your membership can be based on residence or employment. You can also be a member of the National Insurance Scheme during stays abroad. 
The membership in the National Insurance Scheme is the key to eligibility for rights to services from NAV.
Additionally, all public employees in a more than 20 % position at UiT are members of the The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund  (SPK). SPK is Norway's main provider of public occupational pensions
As an employee in Norway, you pay 7.8 per cent of your gross income to the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. Another 2% of your gross income is paid to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The contributions are deducted together with your taxation. Your public employer also pays another 3%.This money contributes to your individual pension and other financial benefits. 
As for your public pension, what you will be paid is a sum of the accumulated payments to the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme and to the The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. Some also chose an extra private saving option.
As for health service benefits, you have the right fully paid sick leave (please click for conditions), to medical treatment , psychologist or expenditure on medicines of major importance in long-term use (you pay a small share) (Health Services New in Norway). 
Please see links for further information at UiT's HR Portal  (requires access to the UiT Intranet) and New in Norway


 A way to socialize and practice Norwegian is to take part in the elaborate variety of leisure time activities.

As a start, you find Advice to the University's own fitness centers and localities, Kraft in TromsøKraft in AltaHarstadsstudentenes IdrettslagKraft in Narvik

At Facebook, you serach for the activity you are interested in situated where you live, and find for instance running associations as Northern Runners and Tromsø Løpeklubb, and other outdoor activities organized by the different sports organizations, like

Hiking in the mountains; In the area of Tromsø Troms Turlag and Ti På toppTromsøHarstad, Alta and Narvik.

Alpine skiing: Tromsø Alpinpark, Narvikfjellet, Solfjellet Harstad, SarvesAlta

Being at sea: Tromsø Kajak klubb (tromsohavpadleklubb.com), Tromsø Seilforening (tromsoseil.no),

Riding, Tromsø Rideskole (www.trso.no), Harstad, Alta and Narvik 

Swimming indoors: Grottebadet Harstad, Tromsøbadet

Tennis: Tromsø TennisklubbNarvik Tennisklubb

Badminton: Tromsø, Harstad, Alta and Narvik 

Dog sledding (www.villmarkssenter.no)

The Norwegian Trekking Association

You can borrow outdoor equipment from Tromsø kommune

News:

Klar tale - easy to read Norwegian news

News in English.no

The Norway Post

Norwegian Culture- literature, blogs. humor

Working with Norwegians: The insider's guide to the Norwegian workplace culture
A Frog in the Fjord

The Social Guidebooks to Norway 

Tourist information websites:

What's happening in Tromsø 



When you leave UiT to go to stay in another country, you need to notify the Norwegian entities you registered at when commencing your stay.



You must notify the Norwegian Tax Administration if you are moving to a non-Nordic country. Follow the instructions and submit the form to the tax administration (skatteetaten.no).

This notification should be made at the earliest 14 days before leaving Norway.



For those who have been able to access the IT resources at UiT by System-X, please ask for the closure of your account.

You must close down or check with the bank if you can keep your Norwegian bank account. 



You must notify the postal services of your new address (posten.no). This will ensure that your mail is forwarded to your new address the first two months after your move.



Your final Norwegian tax assessment will be in April the year after you received your final wage from UiO. To be able to access it and communicate with the tax administration it is recommended that you retain your secured electronical ID for the Norwegian public services portal (difi.no) for the first year after leaving the country. Make sure that the correct bank account is registered with the Norwegian Tax Administration. 



Collaborating partners and guest visits to UiT

UiT welcomes partners, guests or others who want to become better acquainted with the institution, study programs and academic environment!

Some partners visit UiT with well-defined tasks, take part in UiT research and education, and have a clear need for access to UiT's resources.

Other visitors may want to clarify their rights and obligations, and UiT's responsibility in relation to them.

In the following we clarify the rights to access to academic resources, and who you may contact to obtain them.

Basically, a guest not registered at UiT is a person for whom UiT as an institution is not responsible. This means initially that a guest may not claim the right to access to basic IT services (login to computers, e-mail, storage of data, printing, etc.), access to buildings and laboratories. However, the faculty- and department receiving the guest may approve and allocate rights by that the receiving department has the hosting function.

The person(s) who invite guests are responsible for the arrangements of academic activities such as meetings, lectures, tutoring and other professional contact activities. This includes facilitation during the visit and follow-up after the end of stay.

The head of the department handles the administrative hosting, in collaboration with the inviting research unit where necessary.

The main administrative tasks will be clarification of:

  • Right to UiT resources, including office use and possible coverages
  • Accesses: access to buildings, IT services, research data, use of infrastructure, etc.
  • Responsibilities in the workplace, HR and insurance
  • IPR and conditions regarding research results
  • Any agreements related to the guest stay

The guest is responsible for matters outside the work situation, like accommodation.

As for experiencing the surroundings, a good start is to look at Visit Norway Arctic Experiences in Northern Norway.