On the 4th of June, the Norwegian government announced that Norway has entered into the largest free trade agreement since the EEA agreement. The government is now waiting for the consent of the Norwegian parliament to enter into the agreement before it is ratified by Norway. The agreement is expected to take effect at the earliest during the summer of 2021.
Can you transfer personal data to the UK after Brexit?
As a result of UK’s strict policy focusing on not allowing seconded employees into the UK without a full application for work permit, the Norwegian government requires the same for seconded employees who are employed by a UK company.
If you are to work offshore in Norway, you might not need a residence permit.
The UK has left the EU. British citizens are no longer citizens of the EU, and the UK is no longer a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). The transition period with the Withdrawal Agreement ended 31 December 2020.
From 1 January 2021 the transition period was ending, and UK was no longer member of the EEA agreement. This have an impact for the UK nationals who are living and working in Norway. Coordination of the social and security membership between Norway and UK was one of many areas that needs clarifications..
On 8 December 2020, Norway signed a temporary agreement on trade in goods with the United Kingdom. This agreement came into effect 1 January 2021 and applies until a free trade agreement is coming into effect. The negotiations on a free trade agreement are ongoing, but it is unclear when such an agreement will be completed and come into effect.
From 1 January 2021, Norway's relationship with the UK is no longer regulated by the EEA Agreement. This can affect the management of Norwegian companies if the management and/or board members live in the UK or are UK citizens.
Are you employed by a UK company who has assignments in Norway? From 1 January 2021, British citizen are no longer covered by the simplified regulations for EU/EEA citizens.
The UK has left the EU and the agreed transition period expires 31 December 2020. Ensure you have official proof of residency when travelling to Norway from 1 January 2021.