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Persons entitled to planned treatment in the EU/EEA

​As a mandatory member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme and a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you are entitled to reimbursement of your expenses on certain healthcare services outside of Norway.

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Please note, however, that you are not entitled to a subsidy from Norway for treatment in an EU/EEA country you are ordinarily resident in. Country of residence is determined by Helfo on a case-by-case basis.

Vil du lese om personer som kan motta planlagt behandling i EU/EØS-området på norsk?

Here are some examples of where you might be regarded as ordinarily resident in another EU/EEA country:

  • You work in Norway, but have a spouse, partner or child in another EU/EEA country.
  • You receive benefits from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) while you spend an extended period in another EU/EEA country.
  • You have been stationed by your employer in another EU/EEA country.
  • You are a pensioner who spends much of the year in another EU/EEA country.

If you have been issued with Form E106, E121 or E109 for an EU/EEA country, you are regarded as a resident of that country.

In many cases, the scheme also applies to family members who do not personally hold citizenship of an EU/EEA country. Family in this context means a spouse, children under the age of 18, dependent children under the age of 25, registered partners and co-habitants who have or have had a child together. In addition, stateless persons and persons with refugee status may also be entitled to reimbursement of their expenses.

To see which types of treatment this entitlement applies to, click here (in Norwegian).

It is the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) that determines if you are a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. Contact NAV if you have questions about your membership.