1. If you are an EU/EEA/EFTA national (portuguese national) and have a valid identity card or passport, you have a right of residence in Norway and the right to work. You no longer need to apply for a residence permit, but you must make a registration. You can make a registration online and subsequently meet in person at your nearest police station in Norway to identify yourself and present the documents that are relevant for your basis for residence. If you wish to stay in Norway for more than three months, you must have a basis for residence and you must register with the police. You must have a valid identity card or passport, and also document that you will not be a burden to public welfare services. Read more
Portuguese citizens who wish to work in Norway may register their residence, order a tax number, etc. at a one stop centre in Oslo, Stavanger and Kirkenes.
2. If you are a citizen of another country outside the EU/EEA/EFTA area, but at the same time hold a residence permit from any EU/EEA/EFTA-country you can enter Norway and stay up to 3 months in Norway. You are not allowed to work during your stay in Norway, the only exception is, if you are to work as a service provider or a business starter in an enterprise that has been established in another EEA country, in Norway.
You have the following options if you are a citizen of another country outside the EU/EEA/EFTA area and want to work in Norway :
a) You can apply from the Norwegian Embassy in Lisbon for a residence / work permit.
b) If you are a skilled worker, and have an offer of emplyment from any Norwegian company, as well as a specialized education that relates to the job, you can go to Norway and apply directly from there. This must be done upon arrival.
c) You can also apply for a residence permit for seasonal workers if you are to work in seasonal activities or to replace an employee in connection with ordinary holidays.
3. If you are a citizen from another country outside the EU/EEA/EFTA area without any residence permit from any EU/EEA/EFTA country, you can apply for a visa at the Norwegian Embassy or consulate in the country were you live. As an example, if you are living in Cape Verde and only hold a Cape Verdean passport, you will need to apply for a visa to Norway through the Norwegian Honorary Consulate at either Mindelo or Praia.