You want to immigrate to Norway as a financial analyst but don’t know what to do. Don’t worry. You have come to the right palace. This article will bring you whatever you need to know about moving to Norway as a financial analyst.

How can you immigrate to Norway as a financial analyst?

When you want to immigrate to Norway as a financial analyst or a skilled worker, you must know that you need a work permit and work visa. Only EU nationals are exempt from a work visa.

Non-EU nationals have to apply for a work visa and work permit.

You must follow the procedures carefully to immigrate to Norway as a financial analyst.

Step 1. Find a job offer with a Norwegian employer

The first step in immigrating to Norway as a financial analyst is to find a job offer. It is mandatory to get a job offer as the employer and work contract is part of the immigration process.

If you have friends in Norway, you can ask them to introduce you to employers and put a good word on your behalf.

If not, you can look for a job opportunity on websites that provide such positions. You can find a list of them in the below section.

Prepare a good and well-established resume and look for positions as a financial analyst. Of course, you need language proficiency and a profound resume to catch the employer’s eye. If they are interested in your resume, they will contact you for an interview. If things go well and you pass the interview and are qualified as a financial analyst, you get the offer. The employer signs an employment contract with you.

Bear in mind that having an employment contract is essential and is part of the work permit requirements.

Step 2. Gather the supporting documents

Once you have signed the employment contract, you need to gather some supporting documents. They are to prove you are qualified to work as a financial analyst in Norway.

You should prepare your resume, work experience, qualifications, and some forms and other documents.

Step 2. Apply for a work permit.

When you are done gathering the documents, someone has to apply for a work permit. He/she could be the employer of someone on your behalf. You, as the employee, could also apply for a work permit. But if someone from inside Norway applies for a work permit, the process will speed up.

The employer needs to complete a form called the employment form. You can find the form on the Norway work visa article from the right sidebar.

Norwegian immigration officials will provide a checklist of supporting documents to the person applying for a work permit. The employee must gather and send all of them to him/her.

You would better hurry up as it takes time until the Norwegian officials decide on the work permit application.

When the work permit is issued, the employee can apply for a work visa.

Step 3. Apply for a work visa

When the work permit is issued, you must apply for a work visa. The permit is the authorization to work and stay in Norway for longer than 90 days. The work visa is permission to enter the country. For working in Norway, as a non-EU national, you must receive permission to work before permission to enter the country.

Step 4. Gather the visa supporting documents

There is a list of supporting documents that you need to gather for a Norway work visa. You can find it on the work visa article from the right sidebar.

The Norwegian embassy or visa center responsible for visa processing could ask for further documents. You could ask them or see their website to see if ty have a checklist of documents or not. You must collect everything according to the instructions and prepare a copy.

Step 5. Schedule a meeting with the embassy or visa center

Schedule a meeting with the Norwegian embassy or consulate in your home country responsible for visa processing. It could be a visa application center as well.

The embassy could be busy, and you have to wait for your appointment. So you could schedule the meeting a bit earlier, but you must have enough time to gather the supporting document.

You must get to the meeting on the scheduled date and bring the supporting documents. Submit them to the officials and pay the fee for visa processing.

Step 6. Wait for visa processing

Wait until the embassy works on your visa to issue it. They will inform you of the decision and how to pick up your visa. They might send the passport with the visa to your address or you might have to pick it up in person. The way is up to the embassy.

When you get your visa, you can move to Norway and begin your work. But you must register your stay with the immigration officials in the city you will live.

How to Work and Immigrate to Norway as a financial analyst

Websites to find a job offer in Norway

There are various websites you can look for a job in Norway. Here is a list of them. But if you want to get a job offer, you would better work hard on your resume and prepare a well-established one to attract the employer’s attention.

Remember that large companies might use Artificial Intelligence to process resumes and applications. So your CV might not be seen in the meantime. 

  • Arbeidsplassen.nav.no
  • Ec.europa.eu
  • Gulesider
  • Finn.no
  • Gulesider (a private recruitment agency)
  • Indeed Norway
  • Tinkerlist
  • Jobs in Oslo
  • The Local
  • Finn Jobs
  • Jobbnorge
  • Adecco
  • Career Builder
  • Jobbsafari
  • Career Builder
  • AngelList
  • CV Jobs Norway
  • Jobisland
  • Manpower
  • Learn4Good
  • Dittarbeid.
  • Jobbforalle
  • Nav.no

Financial analyst salary in Norway

Your salary in Norway is up to various factors. The most important one is work experience with the company you work with. The longer you work with the company, the higher your salary will be, and it is the same with every company in Norway.

But there are other factors that determine your salary: 

  • Work experience outside Norway
  • Education
  • Skills in your field
  • Ability to solve issues
  • Projects you have worked on
  • Companies you have worked with
  • Age

According to the salary explorer website, the average salary of a financial analyst in Norway is about 731,000 NOK ($73,910) every year.

The elast salary for a financial analyst is about 336,000 NOK ($33,972) to 1,160,000 NOK ($117,286).

According to the salary expert website, the average salary is about 891 ($90,088). The source indicates that a beginner in the field of financial analyses with one to three years of experience gets about 628 560 NOK. On the other end, a senior-level financial analyst with eight years of experience earns an average salary of NOK 1,105,649.

Do I need a language proficiency certificate to immigrate to Norway as a financial analyst?

The answer is a bit complicated. You must persuade the Norwegian employer to hire you. To do so, you must speak with him/her and communicate very well. It is obvious that you must be fluent in English or Norwegian to get the offer.

Also, you need language proficiency to work, communicate and interact with colleagues and clients in Norway. Although more than 90% of the country speaks English, you might have to be fluent in Norwegian as well.

When you look for a job, look at the description and find out what is the language requirements. If you get an interview, see if that is in English or Norwegian.

Let’s sum up…

This article brought you information on how to immigrate to Norway as a financial analyst. The work permit, work visa, and websites to find a job offer got covered. It also covered some of the questions you might have along the way.

If you have questions, write them down in the comment section. The Visa Library team will get to them.

Frequently asked questions about moving to Norway as a financial analyst

You must find a job offer from a Norwegian employer.

Yes, it is mandatory to apply for a work permit before applying for a visa.

You must gather documents for a work permit and work visa. See the work visa article on the right sidebar.

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