Live and work in Norway

Norway is a well-organized society built on the values of social democracy. People are expected to pay their taxes and behave responsibly. In return, they get free schooling, quality health care, workers’ rights and more.
For useful information on this topic from public authorities, please visit:

Residence and work permit
All employees without Norwegian citizenship must apply for a residence permit and are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the relevant requirements. 7ocean will assist employees in need of residence and work permits with filling out the application form at:

7ocean will help you find suitable accommodation near your workplace. The cost of rent will vary depending on the chosen standard of accommodation.

Kindergarten and school
Kindergarten and public school are relatively inexpensive in Norway. Kindergarten is available for children from 1 to 5 years of age. In Norway all children from the age of 6 have both the right and the obligation to go to school.

The National Insurance Scheme
If you live and work in Norway, you become a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. For more information see:

Work in Norway

Working hours
Generally, typical working hours are 7.5 hours per day, 5 days a week. Alternatively, an arrangement where average working hours are calculated is possible. This means that the employee can work longer hours in some periods and less in others. For more information see:

Health and safety
The responsibility for a satisfactory work environment lies both with the employer and the employee. Health, safety and the environment are our top priority, which is rooted in the company's management philosophy.

Tax and tax return
If you work for a Norwegian employer, all income and additional benefits are taxable. Upon arrival in Norway you must apply for a tax deduction card. The tax deduction card allows us to deduct the appropriate amount of tax from your salary each month. The tax deduction card also includes your Norwegian national ID number. For more information see:

Taxpayers receive a yearly tax return from the Norwegian Tax Administration in March/April. The tax return gives an overview of your income, deductions, assets and debts for the last income year.

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Mareno K. Nakken
CEO / Sales & Recruitment
Mareno K. Nakken
Jorid Sunde
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Ole Jonny Eriksen
Sales Bergen
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