Rules and regulations for Norwegian language and Society

In the "box" on this page you can find articles describing the most important rules and regulations concerning Norwegian language and Society training for adult immigrants.

You can also find information about the required documentation verifying Norwegian / Norwegian and social studies skills when applying for permanent residence permit or citizenship.

These descriptions are simplified. Sources/more information: the Introduction Act/ introduksjonsloven, the Immigration Act/utlendingsloven and the Citizenship Act/statsborgerloven.

Please note that new rules for required documentation verifying Norwegian / Norwegian and social studies skills apply when applying for permanent residence permit or citizenship from 2017.

From 2016, two sets of rules apply for application for exemption from the duty/fritak. More information and application forms (in Norwegian) here.