Permanent residence permit

Permanent residence permit

In order to be granted a permanent residence permit, you must normally complete tuition in the Norwegian language and social studies and pass tests. Please check which rules apply to you on UDI’s website 

You can apply for an exemption for tuition in social studies by the municipality, contact Trondheim Voksenopplæringssenter. You need to have passed either Level 1 and Level 2 examinations or Level 2 and Level 3 examinations (for a total amount of 30 ECTS).

Please be aware that, rules have changed if you have been granted your first residence permit after 01 January 2016. Please check which rules apply to you on UDI’s website 

The amount of hours in the NTNU language course level 1 are not recognized as valid in order to obtain a residence permit in Norway.