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AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Norway Jobs for non-norwegian speakers on the Norway forum

Most of the persons I know working here and not speaking Norwegian have been brought to the country by their company. Usually because they are experts in certain areas or because the companies in questions have some exchange/expat programs.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread immigré en norvège on the Oslo forum


La Norvege est pratiquement le pays le plus chers du monde. il fut venir ici seulement si on est sur de trouver un travail. Il y a beaucoup d'autres postes qui décrivent les couts et dépenses habituelles. Les études sont gratuites mais il faut pouvoir vivre et se loger aussi.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread agriculture et peche en norvege on the Norvège forum

Il y a du travail dans les deux domaines mais aussi beaucoup de concurrence car ici nombreux sont les polonais, ressortissant des etats baltes qui travaillent dans ces domaines. L'agriculture emploie souvent des saissonniers mais c'est un monde un peu special, il semble que les regles d'emplois ne soient pas toujours respectees ... Mais si tu viens en Norvege, fait un tour dans les fermes et discutent avec les exploitants.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Projet expat' Norvège infos on the Norvège forum


Il y a une grande difference entre les deux pays.

1) Si on regarde les chiffres la situation est plutot bonne ici mais avec la baisse des cours du petrole et le pic petrolier en Norvege, cela risque de changer tres rapidement. Beaucoup d'enteprises du petrole commence a licencier, ce qui a un impact sur toutes l'economie.

2) Il faut parler norvegien pour avoir un emploi dans ces domaines, a moins d'avoir une qualification tres specialisee.

3) Idem, il faut parler norvegien. Vivre en Norvege sans avoir un salaire est vraiment difficille, le coup de la vie est tres elevee

4) Non, c'est comme l'UE ou presque ici

Bon courage!

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread validité des diplômes français en Norvége on the Norvège forum

Le process est relativement bien explique en ligne par NOKUT. Il faut faire traduire ses diplomes par un traducteur officiel, soit en anglais (moins chers parfois), soit en Norvegien. NOKUT revois les documents et posent eventuellement des questions. Cela va assez vite normalement.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Starting up a business / company in Norway on the Norway forum

The registration process is relatively easy. You could start with a ENK type of company that does not require capital and very little registration fee. See Brønnøysundregistrene for the process. Creating an AS is a little more complicated so maybe it is best to start by an ENK. VAT registration is mandatory if you invoice more then NOK 50K, you can start invoicing before the registration process is completed and then retroactively adjust the invoices.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread [HELPME] Expatriation en Norvège. on the Norvège forum

Meme si les metiers regaliens (police, pompier, armee, douanes) sont theoriquement ouverts aux ressortissants de l'union europeenne, dans les faits, il n'y a jamais eu de recrutements d'etrangers. Il faut la nationalite pour occuper un de ces metiers, meme en ayant des qualifications tres specialisees.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread What can we do to find a job ? on the Oslo forum


As you can read in many other threads on the forum, it is not easy to find jobs in Norway, especially these days. Learning Norwegian would be a good start so it will open many jobs, even without qualifications. The other possibility is to use your network, eventually the community/country where you are coming from. Most jobs in Norway are never advertized on internet, so you must heard of them through your friends.
Good luck

I can confirm dmcart13 post, the Norwegian residence permit does not extend the same rights for the Schengen area.

For the rest of your post, it's not always easy ti find a job here but working in computer and speaking Norwegian will help. Just remember that to get a work permit you need to work in some sort of qualified job. As for sponsoring and waiting, I think you have more chances finding something when you are here than from abroad. But remember that life is really expensive.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Car in Norway. on the Norway forum

If you have a permanent residence in Norway or with a work contract over one year (or without end), you cannot drive a foreign registered car. If you are controlled by the Police, they will take the car and to get it back you will have to pay the value of the car in fine. To who belong the car does not matter.

Some do run the risk of course and we hear stories in the expat community of people having their car seized, often being denounced by their neighbors. Also, I am not sure how this will work from an insurance point of view if you are involved in an accident.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Hello everyone. Questions about student life an work on the Norway forum

Studies are indeed free and what you describe for visa is correct. There are many foreign students in Norway and many of them find a job, although there is always a time before you find the job in question and it's good to have savings. Life is expensive here. You will find many information on the forum for the cost of life, it varies a lot according to your life style. Usually jobs you get as a student are paid ca NOK 125-150 per hour, you have some taxes on top of this but not so much.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Work Permit Question ! on the Oslo forum

It is very unlikely that an unpaid fine in Denmark will lead to a job permit refused in Norway. Only criminal convictions are shared by Police / justice in the Nordics

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Skilled work permit application inside Norway on the Norway forum

The processing time in Oslo is much longer than 10 days. Some persons I know are waiting for several months now. Better you apply where you live, it will be easier if you are asked for an interview or need to deliver additional documents

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Build a house on the Norway forum

It's hard indeed for company to give a price without specification, also often a big part of the cost is linked to preparing the grounds, if you have to remove rocks, it could multiply the price of the house. All in all, it is often a little more expensive to build than to buy a wholly finished house but then you can get the house exactly the way you want.