Brexit – Information For British Nationals Moving to and Living in Norway

Information obtained from the British Embassy Oslo’s Facebook page.

Ambassador Richard Wood discusses Britain’s departure from the EU at an information meeting for UK nationals in Oslo on 31st January 2019.

His key messages to all UK nationals are:

Registering in Norway
If you’re staying in Norway for more than 3 months, you need to register with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration(UDI).

Changes to the registration procedure after 29 March will be posted on the Living in Norway guide.

British nationals should check your passports and renew it if it will have less than six months’ validity on 30th March 2019. In a no-deal scenario, as part of the Schengen area, Norway will require that your passport has at least six months validity, and no more than ten years.

In order to ensure travel rights we recommend you renew your passport if you have less than six months. More information here.

Driving licences
Holders of UK driving licences who are resident in Norway should exchange their UK licence for a Norwegian driving licence before 29th March 2019. For more information see driving abroad.

For more information about how to exchange your British driving licence to a Norwegian licence, please visit  Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s (Statens vegvesen).

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