A chronological overview of things you need to do before, during and after your stay in Norway.
|Within 30 days of receiving your award letter||To accept/decline the award: sign and return the Grant Award to designated recipients.||Please follow instructions in award letter.|
|As soon as possible, but not later than two months before arrival in Norway||Apply for residence permit to Norway. (NB: You should not apply for a visa; US citizens must apply for a residence permit.)||More information from Fulbright
Norwegian Ministry of Immigration (UDI)
|Not later than one month before the start of your grant period||Submit insurance information to the Fulbright Office.||More information from Fulbright
Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE)www.usdos.sevencorners.com
|Not later than June 1||Submit photo and short project description to the Fulbright Office.||This information will be used in printed brochures and on our website. For examples, please see the current grantee brochure.|
|Before arrival in Norway||Register your stay with the US Department of State at:https://step.state.gov/step/||This makes it easier for the State Dept. to help you in an emergency and allows you to receive routine information from the US Embassy in Oslo.|
|After arrival in Norway||Go to local police for residence permit, and apply for a Norwegian personal ID number (personnummer).||More information on our Arrival Checklist.|
|Mid-late August||Fulbright Orientation and Reception in Oslo||Scholars not beginning work in August are not required to attend the orientation.|
|Upon receipt of residence permit to Norway||1) Please submit a scan/copy of the page in your passport that has your residence permit to the Fulbright Office.
2) Apply for a personnummer at your local tax office.
|1)Important: we ask for a scan/copy of the residence permit of the grantee, as well as any accompanying dependents.
2)You must have a personnummer to open a Norwegian bank account, which is necessary to receive your Fulbright grant disbursements.
|At orientation. If you will not be present, email your request by August 1st.||Deadline for signing up for lottery to win Nobel Peace Prize tickets, Berlin Seminar, and/or EU/NATO Seminar.||These are events to which Fulbright can send only a few grantees who are chosen by lottery among those indicating interest. More information will be given at orientation.|
|December 1||Midterm report due.||Download form|
|February 13-16, 2014||Fulbright Seminar and Ski Weekend||All grantees will participate in the annual grantees seminar. Advisors/sponsors are invited to attend. Grantees and their dependents will be hosted by Fulbright for a ski weekend.|
|April 15||U.S. taxes due.||Check with the IRS for special rules regarding Fulbright grants.|
|April 30||Norwegian tax return due (for Norwegian source income outside of your grant).||Tax Norway has information available in English.|
|May 1, or one month before completion of your grant period, whichever comes first.||Final report due.||Download form|
|Before departure||Cancel rental agreement, cancel any subscriptions, cancel bank account, and report change of address to Norwegian authorities.||More information on our Departure Checklist|