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What do I need to know before retiring in Norway?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Norway, they said...

"Before retiring in Norway, it is important to familiarize yourself with the country and its laws/regulations regarding immigration and retirement. You must ensure that you are eligible and meet all requirements necessary for retirement in Norway. Furthermore, it is important to consider the cost of living in Norway and the availability of public services such as healthcare. You must also research the necessary paperwork and documents that must be submitted in order to apply for retirement. Additionally, you should check to see if there are any tax benefits or incentives available to retirees in Norway. Additionally, it is important to consider the social and cultural aspects of Norway and how it may impact your experience of retiring as an expat in Norway," wrote a member who made the move to Norway.

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"I would tell them that they should have to like a closed off culture of people. When you walk down the street people do NOT smile or say hello. A man will push you out of the way to get through the door first. If you are lazy and don't have a good work ethic, then this place will be perfect for you. There are plenty of expats that love this place, however its not for us," explained one expat living in Tromso, Norway.

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