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adm replied to the thread Permit Times/UDI on the Norway forum:
StephA initially posted:
Hi Everyone, 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. Best Regards, Steph
adm 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.
Tazzbaby 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
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Constance201 replied to the thread Moving and working in Norway on the Norway forum on September 23, 2014:
Constance201 initially posted:
I work in the Oil Industry in Alaska and would like to get a job in Norway. Do you have any suggestions?
Constance201 replied on September 23, 2014 with:
Hi Terry, Thank you so much for the information and web sites. Connie
Tazzbaby 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.nav.no www.jobbsafari.no www.manpower.no (temp to perm) www.adeco.no (temp) www.jobzone.no 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. Terry
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AvansJorai posted Which Dental Chains are present in Norway on the Norway forum on September 22, 2014:
Hello all, Our Project Group is issued with defining a market entrance strategy for a company that would like to know if expansion into Norway is possible. Therefore we would like to know if anyone could help us out by telling if which dental chains are present in Norway. This goes beyond the private-practises. Any answer and sources are more than welcome. Thanks in advance!
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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.
Tazzbaby replied to the thread Living in Oslo, studying in Ås on the Norway forum:
cmg212 initially posted:
Hi all, 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!
Tazzbaby replied most recently with:
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.
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rolsen posted Medication for personal use non-EEA on the Norway forum:
Hi. I plan on living and working in Oslo for one year on a Work Permit, but I will need to bring with me one years worth of prescription medication for this. I am from a non-EEA country (USA) , and according to the Norwegian Medicines Agency I can only bring 3-months supply....? Is there a process or method for requesting a permit to import the amount for one year to cover my stay while in Norway? Thanks
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Bergen, Norway by purplepower was published
Culture-Shock-in-Bergen
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Yes. Make sure that you have one, two or more serious indoor hobbies to keep you busy and preoccupied. I can't stress this enough. There will be times when you are stuck indoors because it's raining too much or it's just too expensive to go out for 3 nights in a row. It's important that you have something meaningful going on for you while you're at home especially during winter. As for the language, take the language courses seriously and associate yourself with the best students in class in order to get ahead. Don't slack around when it comes to this. There will be days when you don't think you can go on but just hang in there. Hard work will pay off. (Continue)
Strand posted Moving to Kragero on the Norway forum:
Looking for expats living in the Kragero area for a coffee and chat, looking to relocate there within a year, partner already lives there.
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Jilks posted permission to remove from Norway on the Norway forum:
I need to ask for permission to remove from Norway to go back to the UK. I have a young baby daughter from a Norwegian man and am living here in Norway. He kidnapped our daughter for 2 months not letting me see her and soon I am to have custody again after the courts descision. This man has been violent towards me and I can not take contact with his family . I am going to try to get permission from the court to leave to UK. The father works 9 months of the year with little time to see his daughter apart from the summer. Anyone been through this?
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Jilks posted permission to remove from Norway on the Norway forum:
Has anybody applied for permission to remove from Norway through the courts? I have to do this as I have a baby from a Norwegian man, and am at the moment living in Norway. I wish to return with my daughter to the UK as she has been kidnapped by the father . The court is bringing her back to me next week, then I need to file domestic violence from the father. It would be very difficult to have contact with the fathers family after this and the father is busy working 9 months of the year rarely having time to see his daughter apart from the summer. Just wondered if anyone had tried to go through the courts before.
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