Visas and Immigration

The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is the central agency in the immigration administration in Norway. The UDI has the overall responsibility for coordinating the immigration administration.

Service Centre for Foreign Workers (only available in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Kirkenes)

The Police, the Labour Inspection Authority, the Tax Directorate and the Directorate of Immigration have established service centres offering improved and faster service to foreign workers and their employers. The centre will serve nationals of the EEA, nationals of other countries who apply for work permit as skilled workers, and family members of both of these categories.

Those who visit the centre should be able to get:
  • first-time work and residence permit
  • renewal of work and residence permits
  • tax deduction cards
  • D-number : A registration number for foreign nationals in Norway not registered as immigrants with the Population Register
  • notification of immigration or change of address to the Population Register. including assignment of a personal identity number information and guidance.


Be sure to mark your full name (and your family members’) on your mailbox so that important documents from UDI will get to you.