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The companies in our region have a long tradition of employing high-level expertise from abroad whenever needed. Together with the business community in Agder, Business Region Kristiansand works to ensure that the newly hired international employee gets a safe and effective start to her or his new life in Norway. We are also looking forward to assist spouse and children moving to our beautiful, safe and peaceful country.

Relocation Region Kristiansand can assist:

  • Pre visit
  • Immigration
  • Search for first home
  • Job searching for spouse
  • School and kindergarten
  • Social meeting point once a month
    • Please join us at Teateret, Kongens gate 2, in Kristiansand from 18.00 o’clock every 1.st Monday of the month from October to April. (Except January.)

Is your company in need for relocation services?
Birthe Helland Olsen is looking forward to assist you. Phone number: (+47) 930 89 188. 

The project partners and their employees are free to fill out the information needed in the links below to order relocation services. Once submitting the information, you also agree that Business Region Kristiansand may use the information in the work related to its services. When all services are performed, the information will be deleted except in Public 360.

For the companyFor the employee

Practical information

Practical information from public authorities: http://nyinorge.no/en/ and https://www.workinnorway.no/
Public services in Norway: https://www.norge.no/en
Work permit in Norway: https://www.udi.no/en

Import of goods to Norway: https://www.toll.no/en
Read about bank and insurance: https://www.finansportalen.no/languages/english/
Paying taxes in Norway: https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/person/foreign/

If you have an emergency in Norway, please call:
Hospital:             113
Police:                 112
Fire:                     110

When you get your social security number, you will be able to register with a doctors office. Use this website til find a local doctor: https://helsenorge.no/foreigners-in-norway      
Until you get your social security number, please contact the emergency room at the hospital if any medical emergency:

Kristiansand legevakt/emergency room:
Addresse:
Egsveien 102
4615 Kristiansand

Phone: 116 117

Photo: Visit Sørlandet

Photo: Visit Sørlandet

Search for homes to rent: https://www.finn.no/realestate/lettings/search.html?location=0.20011
Unfortunately, all text is in Norwegian, but using Google Chrome, parts of the text can be translated into English. You may use the same app (finn.no) to search for new or used items as cars, furniture, bicycles, travels or almost anything else.

Searching for vacant jobs in Norway: https://www.nav.no/en/Home/Work+and+stay+in+Norway/Where+to+find+job+vacancies+in+Norway  or https://www.nav.no/en/Home/Work+and+stay+in+Norway/Relatert+informasjon/publications-from-eures

Driving license in Norway: https://www.vegvesen.no/en/home

Rental cars are easy to pick up at the airport in Kristiansand. Book here: https://www.rentalcars.com/AirportLandingPage.do or send an e-mail to kenneth.abrahamsen@gumpen.no.

Renting or leasing cars for a longer period without a social Security number or any financial history in Norway, can be tricky. A local car dealer, Gumpen (9 different car brands), offers an agreement based on a written confirmation from your employer. The car dealing company Gumpen contact Kenneth Abrahamsen: Phone number (+47) 456 64 566. Gumpen can also deliver your car to the airport at arrival in Kristiansand. Please note: Your insurance company in your home country keeps a document that shows your possible prior injury history in the traffic. We recommend you bring this document to Norway. Some car dealers or insurance companies will ask for it before giving you a price.

Travelling by bus in our region: AKT, Agder Kollektivtrafikk is the local buscompany. Download the app called AKT Billett (Billett means TICKET), this is for buying your ticket. To plan your travel, download the app called AKT Reise or use the bus icon on Google Maps.

Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

Child benefits in Norway

When your social security number is received, you may apply for child benefits in Norway. Please check the information below:
You may be entitled to child benefit if you have a child under the age of 18 in your care, who is living with you in Norway. Single parents are also entitled to extended child benefit and infant supplement. For more information about child benefits, please follow this link: https://www.nav.no/en/Home/Benefits+and+services/Relatert+informasjon/child-benefit#chapter-6

How to apply for child benefit
You must apply for child benefit using the Application form for ordinary child benefit - NAV 33-00.07 – see link: https://www.nav.no/no/Person/Skjemaer-for-privatpersoner/skjemaveileder/vedlegg?key=318235&languagecode=64&veiledertype=privatperson

When you have chosen the correct form, you will see what documentation and attachments you need to submit with your application.

In case of termination:
When cancelling your child benefits you have two options:

  1. Call NAV and terminate the child benefits, phone number is +47 55 55 33 33
  2. Provide us with a valid power of attorney and we can cancel it in writing, this will have a much longer process time.

Need of a kindergarten?

The municipalities handle applications to all municipal, private and state kindergartens in Norway.  The application deadline for admission in August is 1.st of March each year. Rolling admission applications can be sent all year round and will be considered when there is space available. Please see contact information in every city below.

The international schools (Kristiansand and Arendal) provides high-quality international education for students from the ages of six to sixteen with a residential address in Norway. Please see contact information in every city below.

Please see different local information under each city.