Your guide to starting a business in Norway – step by step


Get to know the business culture

The Norwegian business culture is based on Norwegian (Scandinavian) work values. One of the main values is the focus on equality. As a result, you will see little hierarchy, flat structures and an informal communication.

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Register a company

Setting up a business in Norway is easily done through The Brønnøysund Register Centre. Invest in Norway does not carry out registration processes for foreign companies. You will be guided through the link below. We can also help you find consultants or lawyers that provide such services.

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Get a Norwegian D-number

Foreign nationals who is seeking to start and operate a business in Norway, needs a Norwegian D-number (a personal ID number) and a Norwegian business address. This D-number will give you access to public services while living in Norway. You can apply for a D-number at the same time as registering the company.

Register at Brønnøysund : Get a Norwegian D-number

Understand the tax system

The Norwegian corporate tax system is transparent and quite easy to understand. The corporate tax is a flat rate of 22% that applies to the sum of profits and capital gains. In addition, there are VAT rates and the employer’s contribution to the National Insurance Scheme at 14.1 % (there can be a slight variations depending on localization).

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Move to Norway

Requirements for going to Norway might mean obtaining a visa and work permit. If you do need a visa, you will most likely be applying for the skilled workers visa. Along with this, you will need to prepare your accommodation, schooling for your kids, etc.

Learn more at : Move to Norway

Living in Norway

Norway has repeatedly been ranked as ‘the best country to live in’ by the United Nations Human Development Report. This annual ranking is based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with life expectancy, but also factors such as human rights and cultural freedom.

Explore Norway : Living in Norway

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