Residence permit

Residence permit application/Application Portal Norway 
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has implemented an internet-based system where your residence permit application can be started. This system is called Application Portal Norway. Once your application has been registered on the portal, a list of supporting documents which must be delivered to the police station appears in one of the final screens. It is recommended to print this screen and use it as a reference for what to bring with you to the police station. The application is not considered complete until all supporting documents are submitted to the police station.

To use the application portal visit: 

Here you can pay the processing fee (NOK 5 300 as of 01.01.18), and book an appointment time.

Application portal UDI

The following information is required when registering your application on the internet:
Organization number for NMBU: 969159570
E-mail address for the university: 

If you live in Ås, you may submit your documents to any of the police stations in the Øst Police District.
This includes the police stations in Ski (called Follo Police), Romerike (Lillestrøm), Østfold (Sarpsborg) and Indre Østfold (Askim) politistasjon. See the application portal for all options available.

If you live in Oslo, you must submit your application to the police station there.

Fast-Track Renewal
Students who receive an F-code either by e-mail or SMS may apply for permit renewal through an abbreviated process. If you decide to apply with an F-code, then you must have the study progression report with you at the police appointment time - it cannot be sent later.

Required Documentation
The following documentation should be submitted when applying for a renewal:

- Study progression report. It is not necessary to download the form from the UDI website as it is automatically generated by the student database with all of the required information. Send an email request with a copy of your current permit card to 

Students submitting in the Øst Police District:
Please state which police station you will be applying through in your email request as the report will be sent electronically to the police station (with a copy to you). It is not necessary to submit it in person. 

Students submitting at other police stations:

The report should be submitted at the time of the interview.
IMPORTANT: The report must be requested at least one week prior to the appointment time.

- Documentation of subsistence, which is currently at NOK 116 369 for the academic year 2018/2019. If you are applying for one semester because you will not be in Norway the whole academic year, the amounts will depend on which semester semester you are in Norway; autumn 2018 is NOK 54 125 and spring 2018 is NOK 62 244. For a renewal, you must provide confirmation of funds in your Norwegian bank account (bank statement) on the first of every month, for the past six months. It is also possible to provide confirmation of your scholarship award or employment contract as proof of subsistence, or a combination of these.

Field work:
If you are going on field work, a confirmation letter from the study coordinator may be attached to the application if you will be leaving Norway in early summer and returning in September. The duration must be clearly stated in the confirmation letter. For field work periods over six months, the immigration authorities will not grant a permit. A renewal application should be submitted 2-3 months prior to your return from abroad for the completion of your studies.

Doctoral students:
The study progression report should be requested as above. Please contact your administrative contact person at the department, to find out if an extension of the study period is required.


Published 29. April 2011 - 15:00 - Updated 19. April 2018 - 12:37

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