Oslo International Welcome Center

Welcome to the Oslo region! Oslo welcome center is a initiative from Oslo International House supported by the Oslo Region alliance, which consists of the City of Oslo, Viken county, Innlandet county and 67 municipalites in the greater Oslo Region. It is our job to welcome you here. We’d like to assist your move to Norway. And most importantly, we want to help you put your talents to use in the Norwegian job market. How you can find your spot to contribute with your talents? As anywhere, finding that dream job is not easy. Oslo International Welcome Center is also a connecting point for companies and highly skilled internationals and migrants in Oslo.

We operate as an info center with services to make sure the whole process of integration into Norwegian society and business network will go as smooth as possible. Social events, workshops, seminars, presentations on a regular basis are organized to make expats feel welcomed, included and successful.

We are offering you:
Advice – we will try to help you. Come visit in our opening hours by registering and getting a time slot for individual consultation physically or online, and advice on a variety of daily living issues. Follow this link and fill in the form.

Peer mentoring – come to our weekly Friday mingle, every Friday 15.30-17.30 at International House

Rental – Use a subsidized desk at International house renting by the hour/day/month – and start your own business. We will provide you information on how to obtain a trade license for a start up. Check more info at www.oscarsgate27.no

Network – Overview of networks and groups for newly arrived. We use our social network channels for sharing knowledge and networking.

Events – Our events are published on our Facebook-page, please click on the link and follow us. You will find networking events, including seminars and leisure activities.

Member – Membership of International House, the largest community for international professionals in Norway, from only 99 kr monthly, including access to shared co-working space, meeting room usage, promotion on OIH website and many other advantages. Check more info at www.oscarsgate27.no

Freelance-jobs database – Register your skills – online or when you visit. We will provide you with information about jobs and internships in Oslo area

Do you need help with daily living issues or how to start your own business?
Many internationals in Norway struggle to find the job which suits their competencies and interests for several reasons. Or they barely think about self-employment as an achievable potential.
You can book a free 15 minutes online or in person support from Wednesday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm.
Book your time now by filling up this form to know more and register your interest!

Oslo Welcome Week 31st August – 4th September


Oslo Welcome Week is happening for the third year running, though mostly digital due to Covid-19. The week consist of Roundtables, Fireplace chats, seminars and not the least a pre-launch with politicians’ debate, launching the Oslo International Welcome Center. All events center on how the Oslo Region best can welcome international professionals. .

As part of this events, we will host the official Pre-Launch of Oslo International Welcome Center on Friday 4th September from 13.30h to 15.30h with the International target group on a Round table discussion.

The full program:

Monday 31/8 16.30-18: OIWW Roundtable I: Welcoming international professionals and income alternatives Roundtable Series (for more info and registration click here)

Tuesday 1/9. 1500-1530: Exit interview with Investor moving out of Norway – OIWW Fireplace chat (for more info and registration here, video recording coming soon)

Tuesday 01/09 15.30-16.30: Professional career empowerment in Norway for women (for more info and registration click here)

Tuesday 01/9 17-18: Fireplace Chat: Challenges relocation paperwork – Norwegian system (for more information and registration click here)

Wednesday 2/9 14-14.30: Repatriates’ place in the job market – OIWW Fireplace Chat (for more info and registration click here)

Wednesday 02/9 16.30-18: OIWW Roundtable II: Origin and identity – Roundtable Series (for more info and registration click here) Video recording coming soon.

Thursday 3/9 15-15.30: What is Norway? Meaning, values, brand – at the UN – OIWW Fireplace chat (info/register here https://www.facebook.com/events/1630651270427410 , video recording coming soon)

Thursday 03/09 16-16.30: – Senior professional – new to Oslo? Become a mentor or business angel as a way into the job market – OIWW Seminar. (for more info and registration click here)

Thursday 03/09 16.30-18: Meet the Oslo region startup scene – top10 startups – OIWW/BAN Seminar (for more info and registration click here)

Friday 4/9 10.30-11: How to get a job in Norway, the streetsmart version OIWC in dialog w Samantha Hernandez, newly arrived to Oslo w PhD in Mecatronics

Friday 4/9 13.00-13.30: Is Norway welcoming worldclass talent? OIWW fireplace chat

Friday 04/09 14-15.30: OIWW Roundtable III: Belongingness (for more info and registration click here)

Friday 4/9 15.30-17.30: International Friday Lounge – as every Friday at International House (for more info and registration click here)

Friday 4/9 16-16.30: Politicians’ debate: Does Norway need a welcome center and a National Skills Strategy? Pre-launch of Welcome Center