Whether you want to come to Kristiansand for temporary work or a more permanent settlement, there are wide range of things which should be kept in mind when planning a move. This guide is meant to provide a helpful overview to the most important information you as a foreigner must take when moving to Norway.
Relocation Region Kristiansand can assist:
Birthe Helland Olsen is looking forward to assist you phone number: (+47) 930 89 188.
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/
Driving license in Norway: https://www.vegvesen.no/en/home
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.
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.
Travelling by bus in our region: 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.
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.
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.
Interactive map of the city: https://kristiansand.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c62e14f536448e08c011fbde6267096. Unfortunately, all choises are written in Norwegian only, but please use Goggle Translate to pick relevant options.
Need for a kindergarten? Please send e-mail to: Mariann.Stephansen@kristiansand.kommune.no
The International School: https://www.minskole.no/kis
Norwegian classes for adults: https://www.minskole.no/kongsgard or https://www.aftenskolen.no/norwegian-courses.430665.no.html
The University of Agder: https://www.uia.no/en/about-uia/working-at-uia
The police station
Kristiansand politistasjon, Tollbodgata 45, 4614 Kristiansand
Monday - Friday 08:30am(08:30) to 3pm(15:00)
Skatteetaten (the tax office)
Skatt Sør, Kjøita 42, 4630 Kristiansand
Monday - Friday 9am(9:00) to 3pm(15:00)
NAV (The Norwegian labour and welfare administration)
NAV Kristiansand, Gyldenløves gate 23, 4611 Kristiansand S
Monday - Friday 10am(10:00) to 2pm(14:00)