Welcome to Norway

NAV is the name of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration handling unemployment benefit, national insurance pensions, family benefits and a range of other social insurance benefits.
You can find information about NAVs services and benefits on NAVs website www.nav.no/english Please call NAV Service center International +47 21 07 37 00, if you have questions about social insurance and social security rights in Norway and other countries which Norway has signed a social security agreement with.

Social insurance in Norway

When you live in Norway

The principal rule is that everybody who is resident in Norway is covered by the national social insurance in Norway. This does not apply however if you work in a different country. If this is the case, you are a member in the country where you work.
EXCEPTION: If you are posted by an employer in Norway to work in a different country for a limited period, you will continue to be covered by the social insurance in Norway.

When you work in Norway

The principal rule is that everybody who works in Norway is covered by the social insurance in Norway.
EXCEPTION: If you are posted by an employer in a different country to work in Norway for a limited period you are referred to as a “posted worker” and you will continue to be a member in the country from where you are posted.

Read more about being insured in Norway