Moving to Norway from the UK Post Brexit

Ray Victor
Last Updated:
September 26, 2023

Are you planning to move to Norway after Brexit? If so, here is all you need to know about the moving details. 

UK nationals and their family members are now subject to the same immigration laws as non-EEA nations when they travel to Norway to live, work, or study. So, UK citizens who want to work in Norway must apply for a residence permit.

The same holds true for UK service providers that travel to Norway for brief employment.

You have the right to stay in Norway if you moved there before the transition agreement ended. That is, of course, presuming that you were likely registered and qualified to reside in Norway in the first place.

British citizens must register for a new residence category to demonstrate those privileges. Before 2021, all British nationals who migrated to Norway must register for a new identity card and residence certificate.

Visit the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration website for further details on immigration, residency, visas, and citizenship.

UK has departed from the EU. UK nationals will no longer be considered EU citizens as of January 1, 2021, and the UK will no longer be a part of the European Economic Area (EEA). British nationals living in Norway are now considered citizens of a third country.

Information on entry requirements, employment and residence permits, citizenship, and family immigration is available to UK citizens through the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

On the website of the Norwegian Government, you may get more details regarding Norway and Brexit (Norwegian only).

The UK government provides information for UK citizens residing in Norway on its website.

Permit to Work

Under labour immigration, numerous permits kinds are available, each with unique requirements. They include skilled workers, seasonal workers, participants in exchange programs, those enrolled in vocational training programs, diplomats and members of NATO, mariners, and workers for businesses based in EU/EEA nations.

A work permit for a skilled worker is the most typical of them. You must have a solid full-time job offer from a Norwegian employer that pays at least NOK 397,100 per year, or NOK 428,200 annually, if the post needs a master's degree, to qualify for this.

Permit for study

For studies lasting more than three months, students must apply for a study permit. You will be permitted to work up to 20 hours per week and full-time on weekends and holidays if given a study permit.

Immigration of family

The history and complexity of family immigration are extensive. But the idea is straightforward. In general, you are permitted to join your spouse if they are legally residing in Norway. There are various rules for engaged parents, children, and people.


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