Below are the links with all the info you need. I have also added some tips that would have saved me a lot of time:
- UDI Application Portal and Service for Foreign Workers: Here on the Application Portal Norway you can register your application for visa; residence permit for work, studies, and family immigration; permanent residence permit; Norwegian citizenship and travel document. In my opinion, these are the two most useful websites – read them carefully and start your application here before doing anything else.
- Your job contract needs to guarantee a minimum 20hrs work every two weeks: Once you have completed your application via the Online Application Portal Norway, you will probably have to book an appointment to see a representative with the Service for Foreign Workers. If you are required to bring a standard job contract to work in Norway to the interview in order to receive your right to stay in Norway, then make sure the contract stipulates that your employer guarantees you a minimum of 20 hours of work over a two week period, or that it states you are hired on a full time basis. There is usually about a month waiting list to get an appointment with this office, they will deny your application if your norwegian work contract does not stipulate a minimum 20 hours of work over a two week period.
- Get on the phone, double check, and be skeptical: I wasted a lot of time and money travelling to certain places based on out-of-date information or simply wrong advice published online. Calling the organisation responsible for the next part of your visa application will save you enormous amounts of time and money.