Any foreign citizen planning to study in Norway will need to apply for a residence permit (special rules apply for EEA citizens, please read more here
) that allows you to stay for an extended period of time. Your permit will be based on the study plan submitted, or the timeline given in your admission letter.
HOW TO APPLY
In order to ensure quick and efficient processing you must prepare all necessary documentation in the mandatory checklist before you submit the application package, either in person or by mail, to the Danish Embassy in Ottawa
. Failing to submit all relevant documentation will result in unnecessary delays or rejection. Please note: As of 01.01.2011 the Norwegian consulates will no longer be accepting applications for residence permits. All applications must be sent directly to the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa. DOCUMENT CHECKLIST
Please click here
for the document checklist where you will be able to download the required application form.WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION?
The Danish Embassy will forward all completed applications to the Norwegian Immigration Service (UDI) for processing and decision making. Please see the current processing time here
When UDI has finalized the processing, the Embassy will be notified and given a letter with the decision. The Embassy will in turn forward the decision to the applicant via mail or e-mail.
When a permit has been granted the applicant should bring the approval letter with him/her to Norway and present it to the local police within 7 days. The police will then issue a permit sticker and insert it in the passport. Please note: Only applicants that are part of a student exchange program, based on a bilateral agreement, are permitted to enter Norway before a decision has been made. All independent students must await a decision outside Norway.