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Norway Residency & Citizenship options

Norway is a great place to live for a number of reasons. The country has a high standard of living, and residents enjoy access to quality healthcare and education. Norway is also known for its stunning natural scenery, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and fishing. The political system in Norway is stable and efficient, and the government provides a number of services and benefits to residents. It is also one of the best capitalized countries in the world, with a vast portfolio of investment assets in the national coffers.

Program 1
  • Name
    Norway Self Employed Visa
  • Description

    The Norway Self Employed Visa is a visa that allows individuals who are self-employed to live and work in Norway. Those who are applying for this visa must also submit a business plan outlining their proposed business venture in Norway. Once the application is submitted, the Norwegian embassy will review the documents and make a decision on whether or not to issue the visa. If the visa is granted, the applicant will then be able to move to Norway and begin their self-employed business venture.

  • Requirements

    The applicant must intend to participate in long-term commercial activity in Norway. The work performed in the company must necessitate the applicant's credentials as a skilled worker. There is no minimum investment amount required, only experience.

  • Validity
    1 year (1y-1y-1y)
  • Investment Type
  • Avg. Processing Time
    2 months
  • Investment Amount
  • Avg. Agent Fee
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    295 days of the year (max of 7 months outside of Norway in 3 years)
  • Can family be included?
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Norwegian passport is presently ranked eighth. It allows anyone to travel to 189 countries without needing a visa. With a very high mobility score, it is regarded one of the most sought passports in the world. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Norwegian passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, providing near-instant travel around the world. Norwegian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 40 countries throughout the world. China, India, and Russia are among the countries that require a visa.

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Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
  • Visa Free Destinations
  • Visa on Arrival
  • Visa Online
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
Passport Ranking Factors

Norway Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Norway passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Norway passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 142 Norway passport visa-free countries, 36 Norway visa-on-arrival countries, and 11 eTA destinations. Norway passport holders can travel to a total of 189 countries without needing a visa, a visa on arrival, or an eTA. As a result, Norway's passport is ranked number eight in the world. Aside from these Norway visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are another 40 countries where Norway passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa to visit (i.e. visa required countries).

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