Posted by: Sarah | October 11, 2009

“New In Norway” Book


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Today I discovered a great little book about Norway.  If you’re new to the country and don’t know where to start with the forms, renting, schooling, working etc…this is the perfect book for you!  Access all the content online for FREE.  I just wished we had found this earlier.  Top tips and things you should know immediately:

  • DRIVING:
    • If you’re driving in Norway, your lights should be on ALL OF THE TIME
    • The drink/drive limit is 20mg (a quarter of the UK limit).  It’s not worth the risk – don’t drink/drive at all!
    • If you intend on staying in Norway for some time, you must get your license exchanged for a Norwegian license within 12 months…some nationalities will need to sit a Norwegian practical and theory test.
  • MONEY:
    • To open a bank account you need your passport, a passport photo, d-number or a personal ID number (depending on whether you’re staying temporarily or for some time)
  • FORMS IF YOU’RE STAYING UP TO 3 or 6 MONTHS FROM THE UK:
    • You don’t need a residence permit up to 3 months but you do for up to 6 months
    • You do need an employment contract
    • You do need a D-number
    • You don’t need to complete a population registration (and therefore get an ID number)
    • You do need a tax deduction card
  • FORMS IF YOU’RE STAYING OVER 3 MONTHS FROM THE UK:
    • You do need a residence permit
    • You do need an employment contract
    • You do need a D-number if you don’t have an address
    • You do need to complete the Population Registration form (and therefore get an ID number) if you have an address
    • You do need a tax deduction card
  • SOCIAL
    • Join a voluntary club – over 84% of Norwegians apparently are members of a voluntary group/organisation.  It’s a great way to meet people.  Check out www.frivillighetnorge.no  (English in top right corner)
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