Before moving


We have collected some advice on what you should do before you move to Skien.

  • Learn Norwegian! Sign up to a Norwegian course at the link below. Most jobs require that you master a level of B1 or B2. Read about our Norwegian courses.
  • Find a place to stay! In Norway we have the website, where you find housing for rental and to buy. 
  • Save up enough funding for at least three months of rent (deposit). The amount varies, but aproximate 2000-3000 euroes.
  • Healthcare professionals need to ensure that they are autohorised to work within healthcare in Norway and, if necessary, obtain the necessary skills and licences. See for more information.
  • Do you have children? Make sure to apply for school and/or kindergarten in time of moving. You must apply before 1st of March. 
  • Are you intending to work in Norway? Please read the information from The Norwegian Tax Administration before you start to work.
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