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The Introduction Act

In order for newly arrived immigrants to be properly integrated, it is important that they can obtain work and an education and take part in society in other ways.

In order for newly arrived immigrants to be properly integrated, it is important that they can obtain work and an education and take part in society in other ways. The Introduction Act regulates two schemes: training in the Norwegian language and social studies for adult immigrants and the introduction programme. The purpose of the Act is to increase the possibility of newly arrived immigrants participating in working and social life and to increase their financial independence. Newly arrived refugees have a right and obligation to take part in a full-time introduction programme that lasts for up to two years. Newly arrived immigrants with a residence permit that forms a basis for a permanent residence permit have a right and obligation to attend courses in the Norwegian language and social studies. The same applies to those who come to Norway to be reunited with family members who are Norwegian or Nordic citizens.

Regulations

The Introduction Act

Regulations issued pursuant to the Introduction Act

Circular: the Act on an introduction programme and Norwegian language training for newly arrived immigrants

Statutory interpretations and questions regarding the Introduction Act and regulations issued pursuant to it

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