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Differences between EEA nationals and nationals of other countries

Different conditions and application procedures for resident permits and family immigration apply to EU/EEA/EFT A nationals, so-called EEA nationals, and nationals of other countries, so-called third-country nationals.

All permits that entitle the holder to stay and work in Norway are called residence permits. Depending on what country you are from, you can be granted a residence permit/right of residence pursuant to one of the following two regulations: the general regulations or the EEA Regulations.


The general regulations

Apply to all foreign nationals.

The EEA Regulations

Only apply to nationals of EU/EEA/EFTA states.

Note that right of residence pursuant to the EEA Regulations does not form the basis for a permanent residence permit. Some permits granted pursuant to the general regulations form the basis for a permanent residence permit.

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