You have lived and worked in Norway, but are moving to another EEA country 

You can apply for unemployment benefit from Norway before you move, and then apply to keep unemployment benefit from Norway while applying for a job in the other EEA country (Norwegian information).  Most countries require you to have worked in that country for a certain period before you may qualify for unemployment benefits there, but this may vary from country to country. You yourself must investigate the requirements of the country from which you are applying for unemployment benefits.

Your Norwegian employer goes bankrupt

You must apply for guarantee pay, advance on guarantee pay in the form of unemployment benefits and unemployment benefits from Norway, regardless of your country of residence.

You have worked in Norway and returned home to another EEA country at least once a week

If you live in an EEA country, work in Norway and return home daily or at least once a week, you are a cross-border worker.

  • If you become partially unemployed, wholly or partially laid off or your employer is bankrupt, you must apply for unemployment benefits from Norway.
  • If you become wholly unemployed, you must apply for unemployment benefits from your country of residence.

You have worked in Norway and returned home to another EEA country less than once a week

You must apply for unemployment benefits in Norway. You must then live and reside in Norway. If you return to your country of residence, you will as a general rule lose the right to receive unemployment benefits from Norway. You must then apply for unemployment benefits in your country of residence.

You live in Norway and have worked in another Nordic country

You must apply for unemployment benefits from Norway.

You live in Norway and have worked in other EEA countries

You must apply for unemployment benefits from Norway. To qualify for unemployment benefits from Norway, your unemployment must as a general rule be from employment in Norway. Did you not lose your job in Norway, you could still qualify for unemployment benefits from Norway if you

  • move to a spouse who lives in Norway
  • have lost your job from another Nordic country

What does NAV consider your country of residence?

NAV makes an evaluation of which country you live in based on where your family is, where you spend your free time etc. “Read more about wherefrom you should apply for unemployment benefits”.