replied to the thread Permit Times/UDI
on the Norway forum:
I have just recently come across this forum and found some useful information. I am wondering if I can please ask some of your experiences with processing times for permits. I have applied for family immigration with my husband who is a Norwegian citizen, I am American. We applied and provided all documents about two months ago, but have yet to hear anything. I am just wondering if anyone has recently applied for family immigration and what your experience with the processing times (especially anyone coming from the US) has been. I am so anxious to be reunited with my husband, as he is already there. Thank you for your time.
replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Just want to provide some further info here for others who may read this:
While tazzbaby's response is probably correct for mamaprase, it doesn't apply to everyone. It depends on which country you are from. If you don't need a visa to enter Norway in the first place (under the Schengen agreement for example) then you can apply for family reunification from outside Norway and then enter Norway afterwards. I'm Australian, and I've just done this last week. I just made sure I got it in writing from UDI before applying.
replied on September 19, 2014 with:
Hi mamaprase, to answer your question. The rules in Norway are that once you begin the process depends on where you applied. If you applied inside of Norway, you cannot set foot outside of Norway until you receive your residency permit. If you leave you will automatically forfeit the process. Now if you apply outside of Norway then you will not be able to enter Norway during the process at all, and again if you do you forfeit the process. As for returning to your home country, I am not sure if that is possible even if you applied outside Norway, you would have to search the rules thoroughly. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't make any moves until you have those papers in hand, good luck
replied to the thread Moving and working in Norway
on the Norway forum on September 23, 2014:
I work in the Oil Industry in Alaska and would like to get a job in Norway. Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you so much for the information and web sites.
replied on September 20, 2014 with:
Well to be honest, with your skills you should have no problem finding work here, try finding a job and let them sponsor you on a work visa, and you can apply for residency once you are solid in a position, and you still wish to stay. I will hook you up to several sites to search employment.
www.manpower.no (temp to perm)
When finding what you wish to apply to, send a resume and cover letter, as well as a descriptive intro letter explaining that you wish to move here from Alaska, so are hoping to obtain a permanent position and work visa. I hope this helps and I wish you lots of luck.
posted Which Dental Chains are present in Norway
on the Norway forum on September 22, 2014:
I am looking for freelance, qualified Norwegian language trainers. All our training takes place either in our clients offices or at their homes, so a willingness to travel would be beneficial.
replied to the thread Living in Oslo, studying in Ås
on the Norway forum:
I am preparing to move to Norway to study at NMBU. I am thinking of living in Oslo and travelling the 30 min train journey daily. I currently live in a city and I think I would find Oslo an easier environment to settle into.
The salary is not huge but decent: 420,000 NOK per year (before tax).
In everyone's opinions, do you think a) that travelling this journey is feasible and finically viable, and b) the salary is good enough to survive in Oslo as a single person in general?
Thanks for your help in advance!
sure if you want to live frugally, and I use that word loosely.And NO I am not kidding, Oslo is by far the most ridiculously expensive city to live in all of Telemark, Hedmark and surrounding counties. So much better to get something outside the city, but that is your choice. I wish you luck though.