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

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.