Who can receive unemployment benefit in Norway?
If you have worked in another EEA country, this period can be taken into account in the calculation for entitlement to unemployment benefit in Norway. For this to apply, you must
- have been unemployed in Norway after at least one day of work
- be an EEA national
- meet the conditions for entitlement to unemployment benefit in Norway
How to apply
You can apply for unemployment benefit in the usual way in Norway.
When submitting your application for unemployment benefit, NAV will collect the necessary information about your employment and social benefits in other EEA countries that have an impact on your application for unemployment benefit.
You must prove that you have become unemployed in Norway. It will be sufficient if you can document that you have become unemployed through no fault of your own after at least one day of work.
Most of the main information about your entitlements and duties is available here in English. More detailed information; however, is only available in Norwegian.