Departure for permanent residence in norway
I want to a little stir people in our community, and then almost 200 people and so far only 5 posts. Let’s spread the peculiarities of living in different countries, stories about the meeting (integration) with another culture and spread photos from the corners of the world! I’m sure we have something to share with each other! 🙂
By chance, I was in Norway. Everything was trite – I was damn tired of my work, I wanted something new – new impressions, opportunities, just to challenge myself, to see what you are standing, so to speak. How I got a job is a separate story – an accident or an incredible luck, and maybe all at once. And now the airport, landing on a plane to Norway, and the anthem of my move – “Ready to go” coming from the headphones.
So, we are at the very beginning of the journey, what happens in the first week of life:
1. Find accommodation. Most Norwegians want to get acquainted with a person before they rent an apartment to anyone. I had several options, but I myself refused them, because I was embarrassed by people who agreed to rent an apartment “without looking.” As an option, the company offered to pay for hotel accommodation, if I do not find where to stay. It was easier for me, my friend met me, and the first few days I lived with her. On the first day I went to get acquainted with the owner of the apartment, my candidacy suited them (they talked on the Internet and the phone first) and they gave to read the contract, which we subsequently signed.
2. Check out all the documents! It’s really a fun job, having gotten out of work, having a signed contract from the employer, it was necessary to bypass all the state institutions of the city – the hospital, register with the police, go to the tax office, get a personal number. If anyone is interested, I can describe in more detail everything individually, including tips on how to save time. Again, I was lucky, it took less than half a day for everything. After you give a personal number, you can go to the bank, you need to get a salary like that;)
3. A new language, everywhere and everywhere – at work, in shops, on the street. Every day you learn something new. The working language was predominantly English, but even this English was unusual (abbreviations, slang, specific terms). With Norwegian affairs things were even worse. I signed the apartment contract without looking, it was sometimes difficult to find the right food in shops, at first I came home at all and checked in the interpreter what will be for dinner today. Honestly, from time to time this habit makes itself felt. Features of the cuisine and samples of Norwegian delicacies is also a separate topic, as of any other nationality there are traditions and rules, although the Norwegians themselves are quite conservative.
4. Slowly sneeze from the prices – for you have not received the first salary, and compare all prices to your previous salary, which is several times less. What to say, I spent half of my savings in the first month! At first, you buy only the most necessary things, you become a frequent visitor in Ikei 🙂
5. Begin to smile! 🙂 Willy you begin to smile when the people around are so friendly and smiles / greets you in return. Absolutely in the center of the city to you, no one “pester” will not, but in the suburbs, for a walk in the forest – it is necessary!
Moving away from all this shock at first, you start to get used to a measured life, acquire new acquaintances, learn a new city and surroundings, because absolutely everything is new, unusual. I arrived in Norway with one suitcase, but was full of enthusiasm. Sometimes it seems to me that I am in this state to this day. The only advice that I can give to those who are going to move is to forget all that was with you before, and to embrace a new life with open arms! It is possible that this will help not to sour and depress “in a foreign land,” but it is easy to adopt in a new environment.
Share your stories as you were abroad! 🙂
Great weekend to everyone! – God helg! 🙂
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@Voivod look at the tags of the move, Norway, there in one topic they wrote about the work, but yes, you need education, work experience, knowledge of the Norwegian language is welcomed, although a special specialist will be taken without it (there are cases among friends). Each case is unique, often fall through the company’s recruitment – give not a permanent job, but for example a six-year / year contract (for starters), then I can post about my story.
@ yarkovskaya84 Your post about Norway did not read, because the tags moved and Norway did not come out. About the wigs / contests / deposits I know, did not seek to shove in one post all at once. Just wrote, as I had.
When you get a job, then all other difficulties are just a matter of time.
Oh, about Norway interesting 🙂 Tell me more, especially about the strangeness, difficulties, surprises, which faced. I myself am in England, but I am thinking about moving to one of the Scandinavian countries.
Eh, and I’ve never wanted to go to England, but now it does not really get any right. But, I think, you have overcome all difficulties and now you speak two languages!
And because of the habit of constantly smiling at home, they look at you askance! It is hard to smile where gloomy faces predominate. But still ))))
Here I can not say anything, since I was last in my homeland in 1999 for the new year.
They joke that Russians are defined abroad for lack of a smile 🙂
And if you smile while in Russia, then you “just come in some kind of ..” 🙂
Interested in this question: do you have enough zp, which is already there for living / entertainment, etc. She at you vysokooplachevaemaja or average? And are there many taxes? And then I read that in England there are a lot of them and an average snack is enough only for living and everything.
By the way, about taxes, it seems like a big figure of almost 50% of your salary. Is it so strongly felt?
Excites the question, and in order to get a job there – do you have to be an expert or graduate with diplomas?
Those. Russian diplomas, engineering, technical, are they listed? Or do you need to take some exams?
I just want to get a job without a tower.
Thank you for the interesting post! But I would like to know more about this part.
How I got a job is a separate story – an accident or an incredible luck, and maybe all at once.
Well, about the assimilation and various difficulties that I had to deal with are also interesting. I understand that it’s easier to go there for work than for studying?
By studying, it’s also not so difficult to come. There are friends who went on an exchange study, there are even some who, without knowledge of Norwegian, went to Norwegian school (in high school) and finished safely, having learned, at the same time, Norwegian. For children, there are foreign classes (they study there in the English year, with a strengthened Norwegian, and then go to the usual Norwegian school). Grades swill up to grade 6 still do not put)))
Thanks, I’ll wait.
And if not for exchange, and to enter the baccalaureate? For example, the website of the Bergen Uni says that it is possible to take Norwegian courses.
“One Year Program in the Norwegian Language and Civilization for Foreign Students.”
Unfortunately, Uni, unfortunately, does not provide them. It’s hard for me to imagine what this amount could be. But maybe you’re in the know?
Norwegian in the environment goes well, by the way?
Good) I know English and German and grammar seemed to be pretty similar.
I would read with pleasure about luck and chance when looking for a job!
Chet like and much is written, and about what plainly is not told.
This is only an introduction, and my goal was to stir up everyone else abroad and encourage them to write posts in this community. And so we have 20 people plus a plus in the day. ))) There will be posts and on. Interesting – join! 🙂
not. I can not live abroad.
I was very encouraged by your story, I want details on the sources where you were looking for work in Norway. Please, write, where to start the search. More precisely, how it all started for you.
Thank you again, you inspired me, I started with him.
and what is your profession?
And what is your education?
Very interesting, write more please. And in what city do you live?
I apologize in advance if the question is stupid, I had a classmate who lived in Norway for some time and when we corresponded – she said she misses “our pork and bread” – Is this really true? Bread is different than that? And what price (in relation to zp / or just write a price) meat. Just me as an amateur to eat meat is worried =)
I hear it is not the first time that sometimes they go to Sweden to buy for a couple of weeks, is it so profitable? Or is it just gluttony as I think so?
After all, gasoline, time.
Thanks for the answer. I’ll have to wait for more posts – it’s very interesting.