Before you arrive

< 1 min read
14 Nov 2023

Life in Oslo offers a high quality of living with a work-life balance highly ranked by Kisi as some of the best in the world in 2022, attracting entrepreneurs from all over. Norway is part of the Schengen Area, so citizens of Schengen countries can enter for short stays without a visa. For longer stays or employment, non-EU/EEA citizens typically require work permits, which are often sponsored by their employers. Students can apply for a student visa to study in Oslo's world-class universities. Additionally, Norway introduced a digital nomad visa in 2021, allowing remote workers to live and work in Oslo for up to six months, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. This makes it an attractive option for digital nomads seeking a temporary home in this vibrant Nordic city. For more information, consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) ( for the most up-to-date and specific visa requirements and regulations.