Immigration

Government wants to stop welfare payments to illegal immigrants

Individuals who reside in Norway without a residence permit will no longer be able to receive welfare payments. Instead, the government wants to offer food coupons and a bed to sleep in. “There should be no doubt that illegal residents will no longer receive financial help in the form of welfare payments,” says Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Robert ...Full Article

Surge in number of immigrants deported

The number of illegal immigrants deported from Norway leapt 37 percent in the first three months of the year, as the country’s new right-wing government brings in a more ...Full Article

‘Deny free health care to illegal immigrants’

One of Norway’s two governing parties has proposed denying free medical care to illegal immigrants, arguing that it encourages others to seek to settle in the country. Mazyar Keshvari, ...Full Article

50,000 immigrant workers to Norway in 2012

Approximately 40,000 citizens from within the European Economic Area (EEA) and close to 10,000 workers outside of the EEA were granted work permits in Norway last year. The largest group ...Full Article

Dutch immigrants invited to Norway

The number of people from the Netherlands who have moved to the county of Telemark has tripled in 10 years, after a recruitment company was hired to bring in Dutch workers. Within the ...Full Article

Norway may expect heavy immigration from Southern Europe

Over the past five years there has been an ongoing financial crisis in Southern Europe. Still, the effect in terms of immigration to Norway has not really been seen until ...Full Article