Norway Alert – New Rules for Residence Permit Holders Changing Employers

Effective immediately, residence permit holders who are skilled workers with an employer in Norway can now change employers without having to apply for a new residence permit, even if the name of their employer is written on the residence card, provided they work in the same type of position as before.

What has changed?

Previously, a holder of a residence permit as a skilled worker with an employer in Norway who wanted to change employers had to apply for a new residence permit if the name of their employer was written on the residence card.

If the residence permit was not connected to a particular employer, the holder could change jobs without first having to obtain a new residence permit.

Now everyone who has a residence permit as a skilled worker with an employer in Norway can change employers without applying for a new residence permit, provided they work in the same type of position as before.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert was prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.