- If you have been laid off or have become unemployed, you may be entitled to unemployment benefit.
- Once you have registered as a job seeker, you can apply for unemployment benefit.
- You can sign in using bankID, Buypass or Commfides using your passport if you have a Norwegian D number (D-nummer) or national identity number with 11 digits (fødselsnummer).
- For help, call NAV (tel. +47 2107 3700).
The UK has left the EU, and the transition period ends on 31 December 2020. British citizens in Norway and Norwegian citizens in the UK who were receiving unemployment benefit pursuant to the EEA regulations before the end of the year will continue to be able to receive unemployment benefit next year, assuming there are no other changes in their situation. There is more information on Brexit at this link.
If you have become wholly unemployed and live in Norway, you should apply for unemployment benefits (dagpenger) in Norway.
You are defined as frontier worker if you have returned to your country of residence (another EEA country) at least once a week.
If you have become wholly unemployed from your work in Norway, you must apply for unemployment benefit (dagpenger) in the other EEA country where you resided during your last employment.
You are not defined as frontier worker if you have worked in Norway and returned to your country of residence (another EEA country) less often than once a week.
If you have become wholly unemployed from your work in Norway, you can choose to apply for unemployment benefits in Norway, or choose to return to your country of residence and apply for unemployment benefits in that country.
- If you choose to remain in Norway, you can apply for unemployment benefits in Norway.
- If you choose to return to your country of residence, you can apply for unemployment benefits in that country.
You can apply for:
- Wage guarantee funds
- Advance on wage guarantee funds in the form of unemployment benefit
- Unemployment benefits
- The wage guarantee scheme ensures that you as an employee are paid wages, holiday pay, and other employee pay you are due, when your employer goes bankrupt. The application to the wage guarantee scheme must be submitted by way of the estate administrator. Here you can read more about our processing times for the wage guarantee scheme (in Norwegian).
- While you are waiting for your application for the wage guarantee funds to be processed, you can apply for an advance on the wage guarantee funds. The advance is paid out in the form of unemployment benefits, and you apply for this advance by submitting an application for unemployment benefits.
- When you submit an application for unemployment benefits, you can choose to apply for an advance on the wage guarantee funds in the form of unemployment benefits, and at the same time apply for unemployment benefits for the period following the end of your wage guarantee funds.