All staffing enterprises engaged in hiring out labour in Norway must be registered with the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.
All staffing enterprises must apply for authorisation from 1st January 2024
From 1st January 2024, the registration scheme for staffing enterprises will be discontinued. All staffing enterprises must apply for authorisation. This means that staffing enterprises that hire out labour in Norway, and that are already registered, must apply for authorisation from the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority (Arbeidstilsynet) in order to legally provide staffing services. The new application form will be made available in November, and more information about the application process will be provided here.
What is a staffing enterprise?
A staffing enterprise is an enterprise whose purpose is to hire out labour. Hired labour means workers who are employed by the staffing enterprise, while their work is directed by the principal/client or entity hiring them.
All staffing enterprises must be registered
All activities that have the purpose of hiring out labour in Norway, must be registered as a staffing enterprise with the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. It is illegal to purchase staffing services from an enterprise that is not listed in this register.
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Registration of a staffing enterprise
Alle staffing enterprises that hire out labour in Norway, must be registered with the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.
If your purpose is to hire out labour, you must register your activity as a staffing enterprise.
Foreign enterprises must also register, even if you hire out employees who work from abroad.
You do not have to register as a staffing enterprise if you are a manufacturer and hire out labour when you have extra capacity.
Only main entities can apply for registration
It is your main legal entity that must apply to be registered with the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. Sub-entities or departments that are not independent entities, cannot apply.
Roles that have access to forms in Altinn
Those who are to submit forms and read e-mails from us must hold the following roles in Altinn:
- You must hold the "reporter/sender" role to fill in and submit forms.
- You must hold the "mail/archive" role to read digital mail.
Read more about the different Altinn roles.
Give rights or rights to others
People who have the "acess manager" role can
- give the roles "filler/submit" or "mail/archive" to others in the business
- give rights to a spesific form or service
Read more about how to give rights to others in Altinn (altinn.no)
Get rights for a spesific form or service
If the person submitting the form does not have the roles described above, they can get rights for a specific form or service. It is those who have the roles of "access manager" who can pass these rights on to others.
The person who gets such rights does not get access to the inbox where receipts or replies arrive.
You will be informed when your report has been processed; at the latest in 28 days.
You can ask to be deleted from the register of staffing enterprises by sending us information about this via eDialog (only in Norwegian).
You can also ask to be deleted from the register via an annual reporting, which is sent out in January.
If you are deleted, it will be illegal for you to hire out labour.
Renew the registration every year (annual reporting)
As a registered staffing enterprise, you must renew your registration every year by confirming that you still meet the requirements in forskrift om bemanningsforetak §7 (in Norwegian) (Section 7 of the Regulations relating to staffing enterprises). You do this by submitting an annual report to us.
The deadline for sending the report is 31 January.
By renewing your registration, you will be listed in the register of staffing companies for one more year.
Link to the form will come in Altinn
Early in January you will receive information from us with the form in Altinn you use to send your annual report. You must enter your e-mail address or mobile number in Altinn to get notifications when you receive information.
When you renew your registration, you will be in the register for registered staffing enterprises (only in Norwegian) for another year.
To renew your registration, you must have the right roles in Altinn. See what roles you must have, above.
If you submit the annual reporting via eDialog or in another way than Altinn, your reporting will not be renewed.
What happens if you do not send in a report?
If you do not send in a report before the deadline, your staffing enterprise will be deleted from the register, and it will be illegal for you to hire out labour.
As to be deleted via the annual reporting
You can also request to be deleted from the register via an annual notification.
Requirements for having a staffing enterprise registered
Various requirements need to be met before a staffing enterprise can be registered. It depends on what type of company you have and whether your enterprise is registered in Norway or not.
In addition to being registered with the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, all staffing enterprises must be registered in the Register of Legal Entities and as an employer with the Norwegian tax authorities.
Staffing enterprises must also be registered with employees in the State Register of Employers and Employees (Aa-registeret) (nav.no). The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority collects information on the number of employees from the Register of Legal Entities, which in turn collects data from the State Register of Employers and Employees.
Staffing enterprises can be registered as private or public limited companies in Norway.
Staffing enterprises registered as public or private limited companies or similar forms of enterprises in another EEA country, meet the requirements for operating in Norway. The enterprise must attach documentation of said registration unless this is shown in the Register of Legal Entities.
Staffing enterprises that are not registered as public or private limited companies, or equivalent in another EEA country, must provide security in the form of a guarantee from a bank or insurance company. This guarantee must be for at least NOK 30 000 for a private limited company, corresponding to the minimum equity required for a limited company. Please attach documentation for this guarantee, e.g. by means of a bank account statement.
All foreign enterprises that do not have a permanent business address or base in Norway, must have a Norwegian representative with a Norwegian business address. This representative must have
- authorisation to receive claims and act in a legal capacity on behalf of the enterprise
- his/her home or permanent business address in Norway
We will obtain information from the Register of Legal Entities as to who is your Norwegian representative.
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