Skilled Self Employed Business Permit

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If you have long-term plans to engage in a business in Norway with your sole proprietorship, then you can apply for a Skilled Self Employed Business Permit in Norway.

Your education/qualifications must meet one of the following:

  • A completed vocational training programme of at least three years at upper secondary school level, corresponding to the vocational programme in Noway.
  • A completed education or degree from a university/ university college.
  • Special qualifications that you have obtained through long work experience, if relevant in combination with courses, etc.

Application process:

  1. Gather the documents as applicable for this purpose of residence.
  2. Choose your application form on the portal.
  3. Register and fill the form with the required information and choose the correct embassy that will receive your application (depending on your home country).
  4. Book your appointment online and visit one of the application centers in your home country, as guided by the portal.
  5. Submit your application with the documents.
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DURATION

12 months

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CITIZENSHIP

84 Month(s)

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FEES

620 (approx.)

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P. RESIDENCY

36 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements for the Skilled Self Employed Business Permit

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have plans to engage in long-term business activities in Norway.
  • The business concerned must normally be your own sole proprietorship and it cannot be a limited company (working anywhere else is not allowed).
  • The work you will be doing in the business must require your qualifications as a skilled worker.
  • Your business must have the business income of at least NOK 242,966 per year pre-tax.
  • If the type of business you will be running requires permits from public authorities, you must hold such a permit or a confirmation from the authority that you will be granted such a permit.
  • You must have education/ qualification according to nature of the job offered, a completed vocational training programme of at least three years at upper secondary school level, or completed education or degree from a university/ university college or special qualifications that you have obtained through long work experience, if relevant in combination with courses, etc.
  • You should know your rights and obligations.

Document Requirements for the Skilled Self Employed Business Permit

18 Document Required

  • Passport and copy of all used pages in passport.
  • Signed cover letter from the Application portal.
  • Two new/recent passport size photos with white background.
  • Document of accommodation in Norway.
  • Documentation of your education and/or Documentation of work experience containing information on the period you worked at the employer along with your CV.
  • a detailed description of the business, including an assessment of the market and the sales potential for your product or service and your role in the business.
  • Document specifying the name and location of the business.
  • UDI's checklist, filled up and signed.
  • Any necessary permit from a public body, if applicable, or a prior commitment of such a permit.
  • If the business is newly established: Provide budget for the business.
  • If the business is established: Provide accounts, or your tax return if the enterprise is exempted from submit accounts.
  • If you submit your application in a country other than your home country: Provide documentation that you have held a residence permit for the last six months in this country.
  • If you submit your application in Norway: Provide evidence that you are legally present in Norway.
  • If you have already entered into contracts with clients: Provide contracts or letters of intent.
  • If you are to work in a profession for which recognition or authorization is required: Provide documentation that you have been recognized or authorized by the relevant recognition authority for your profession (as applicable).
  • If you are also going to work as an employee: Provide UDI's Offer of Employment Form, filling the details of this employment and the duration.
  • If you want a representative to follow up your application in UDI on your behalf: Provide Power of Attorney form.
  • If you want to start your work while your permit application is being processed, provide a letter of request mentioning this.

Talent Migration data for Norway

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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