Norway: Residence Visa (Self-Employed)

Self-employed people and freelancers can move to Norway with a Residence Visa for Self-Employed Person.



Self-employed people can move to Norway and experience the Northern Lights, beautiful fjords, camping in plentiful natural parks, dramatic artic tundra, and some of the world’s best salmon. Norway consistently rates among the world’s happiest countries and is considered one of the best places in the world to live.

This visa suits freelancers and self-employed people who operate a sole proprietorship. They should have a legitimate reason to operate a business in Norway, so Norwegian clients or projects help with approval.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 159.99 Mbps download/130.09 Mbps upload

Mobile: 128.04 Mbps download/20.28 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 3 globally 


Only sole proprietors qualify for this visa, not employed remote workers.


Application Process

Gather your documents and fill out the application form in the online portal

Then, apply in person with your documentation at your local Norwegian embassy or consulate.

In some cases, you can apply for this permit from within Norway. 

Documents Required

Documents required may include:

Documents must be in English or Norwegian. Other documents may be required.

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