1.Recruiting to Norway

NAV assists all types of employers with recruiting foreign labour.

NAV does not actively recruit labour from countries outside the EU/EEA other than for special projects.

3.Working conditions

Foreign workers employed in Norway have the same rights as Norwegian employees.

5.Staffing enterprises

If you intend to use a staffing enterprise you must use one registered with the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. It is illegal to use unregistered staffing enterprises.

Special rules apply for hired workers If the hired workers are going to work in construction, shipbuilding, cleaning, agriculture and horticulture, you, as the client, are responsible for checking that the staffing enterprise guarantees the hired workers the same general pay and working conditions as those agreed to in relevant Norwegian collective pay agreements.

Read more about minimum wage – general application of collective agreement.

If you use a foreign staffing enterprises, this must be reported to The Central Office - foreign tax affairs.

!Corona and travel quarantine

As a foreign worker in Norway you are responsible for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

  1. For you to enter Norway, you are required to fill in the travelling registration form before your departure.
  2. You need to bring verification that your COVID-19 test was negative. This test must be taken within 24 hours before arrival.
  3. You are obligated to take the COVID-19 test at the border crossing into Norway. 
  4. You must remain in quarantine for 10 full days upon arrival. 
  5. If you have been to the UK, South Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Brazil you must undergo a PCR test at the Norwegian border. 
  6. https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/stricter-rules-for-testing-and-quarantine-upon-arrival-to-stop-coronavirus-mutation/id2829774/

Link to more information:  https://www.helsenorge.no/corona-en

!The service centre helps foreign workers

At the Service Centre for Foreign Workers foreign nationals who are going to work in Norway may be issued with a registration certificate, apply for a residence permit and tax deduction card, obtain a D-number and information on rights and obligations as an employee in Norway.