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No Way to Norway as Skilled Jobseeker

If you intend to go to Norway on a Job Search visa as a Skilled Jobseeker, beware! This pathway to residency to Norway has been discontinued. Closed. Repealed. Ended until further notice.



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No Way to Norway as Skilled Jobseeker
Posted on April 10, 2013

Norway repealed Job Search Visas

Until January 15, 2013, qualified applicants in various occupations may apply for a permit to go to Norway and look for a job.  This is called the Job Search or Skilled Jobseekers visa.  This visa has been repealed or is no longer available. The official announcement is shown below:

 Skilled jobseekers - repealed!

The rule on skilled jobseekers was repealed on 15 January 2013, and you can no longer get a residence permit as a skilled jobseeker. This also applies if you submitted your application before 15 January 2013.

If you are not subject to a visa requirement and have qualifications as a skilled worker, you can stay in Norway without a residence permit for six months to seek employment as a skilled worker.

If you are not subject to a visa requirement and have qualifications as a skilled worker, you can stay in Norway without a residence permit for six months to seek employment as a skilled worker.

Nationals of a European country do not need a visa to go to Norway or anywhere else in the European Union states.  However, Filipinos need visas to go to Norway.  Therefore, those who intend to look for jobs in Norway thru the Skilled Jobseekers visa must be eligible for other permits.

The residence permits in alphabetical order , as published in the Norway Embassy website.

There are different rules depending on what type of work you are to carry out in Norway. The various types of permit for work are listed below alphabetically.

A

  • Agriculture, working guest in agriculture
  • Artist, musician or perfomer
  • Athlete and trainer
  • Au pair

B

  • Born of at least one Norwegian parent

C

  • Continental shelf

D

  • Diplomats

E

  • Ethnic cooks

I

  • International companies

J

  • Journalists and media employees

N

  • Non-profit, humanitarian or religious organisation P
  • Peace Corps participant

R

  • Researcher with own funds
  • Russia, cross-border workers
  • Russia, market traders
  • Russia, unskilled workers

S

  • Seasonal worker
  • Seafarers on board foreign ships
  • Self-employed persons
  • Service provider, seconded employees
  • Service provider, self-employed contractor
  • Skilled worker
  • Skilled jobseekers
  • Specialist
  • Student

T

  • Trainee (vocational training)

W

  • Working guest in agriculture
  • Working holiday for young people
  • Work on the continental shelf

 

The official link for the latest information on residence, work and other  permits to Norway click here: http://www.udi.no

 

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