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Seasonal workers for hotels and/or restaurants

Seasonal workers for hotels and/or restaurants

Seasonal workers for hotels and/or restaurants

Non-EU seasonal workers in the hospitality sector enhance Norway by addressing peak labor needs, introducing cultural diversity, improving customer service through language skills, and boosting the local economy.

Bixter.Work possesses a diverse pool of candidates from various backgrounds and regions, all prepared for seasonal work in Norway. We guarantee the legal eligibility of all our workers to operate in Norway and ensure strict adherence to pertinent labor laws and regulations. seasonal workers are coming from:

  • Asian countries (Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.)
  • African countries (Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc.)
  • Latin American countries (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, etc.)
  • Others

Bixter operates within legal frameworks by bridging the gap between employers seeking skilled, motivated, cost-effective, and dependable staff, and young professionals who hold pertinent Bachelor’s degrees, possess relevant hospitality work experience, or boast a combination of suitable education and experience.


  • Candidates who have completed education, with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Culinary, Hotel & Restaurant Management, etc. in their home countries or have previously gained relevant experience in the hospitality sector in their home countries or abroad
  • Young and motivated candidates. International workers invest into their visa and travel tickets in order to gain professional experience in Norway. They value the opportunity to get this experience for further career development in home country or abroad
  • Candidates with a solid knowledge of customer service, kitchen work, catering skills, room service, etc.
  • Candidates are able to adapt to changing situations, work different shifts and schedules, and handle unexpected challenges that may arise during their workday
  • Stable candidates. As people from Non-EU countries need work and residence permits in Norway, their seasonal visa is attached to one specific workplace, and the worker is stable for up to 6 months.
  • Candidates with good command of the English language
  • Affordable, as salary is regulated by minimum wage
  • Bixter’s customer support for the whole period of contract with the international seasonal worker
  • Bixter works closely with global agents to carefully review and interview potential workers, making sure they meet the employer’s requirements.


  • As your reliable partner, Bixter provides clear guidance on employment conditions and regulations, ensuring a smooth experience for employers and workers.


  • We handle visa paperwork for international workers, giving employers more time to focus on their business.


  • Using your input, we strive to find the best worker for your needs.


  • We ensure international workers have proper insurance coverage to prevent unexpected costs.
  • Our expert team is here to assist and address concerns during employment, promoting a successful working relationship.


  • We organize pre-departure webinars and share informative brochures to enhance integration.


  • After the program, we’ll ask for feedback to improve our services. Bixter aims for continuous enhancement.

Bixter makes it safer for the employer by 1-month of guarantee, within which the replacement of the seasonal worker is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of trainee or misuse of drugs/alcohol by worker. New recruitment and visa processing time apply in case of the replacement of the worker.

Upon successful selection for a job in the hospitality industry in Norway, candidates will be granted a seasonal work visa, which enables them to enter, stay and work in Norway for a period of up to 6 months. Bixter will be responsible for handling all the paperwork related to the visa application on behalf of the candidate. This includes preparing and submitting the necessary documents to the Norwegian migration services and keeping track of the application status.

The employer should verify with NAV that their restaurant or hotel experiences peak seasons before hosting seasonal workers.

Our team of experienced professionals will ensure that the visa application process is carried out smoothly and efficiently, with regular updates provided to the candidate and employers throughout the process. We understand that obtaining a visa can be a challenging task, especially for those unfamiliar with the Norwegian immigration system, and we are committed to providing comprehensive support to our international candidates and employers.

It is important to note that the average waiting period for the arrival of an international worker is typically around 2,5 – 3 months, depending on the work overload of the migration service. This is primarily due to the mandatory visa processing time.

As a result, it is crucial for companies to plan ahead and account for this waiting period when organizing their recruitment process. By taking a pragmatic approach and considering the necessary visa processing time, companies can ensure that they are able to receive qualified workers in a timely manner, while also adhering to all relevant regulations and procedures.

The rules about working hours in Norway are governed by the Working Environment Act. Employees typically work 37,5 – 40 hours per week, with a possibility to take overtime working hours.Overtime is usually limited to 10 hours per week and 25 hours over a four-week period. Overtime pay or time off in lieu is typically provided for overtime work. It’s important for the employer to follow rules about maximum working hours, rest breaks, and night work.

At Bixter, we understand that hiring workers from other countries is a chance for cultural exchange. It’s important to follow the rules set by local Immigration Services. Remember, international employees can only start working when their work and residence permit is connected to your business. Following this is important to follow the law and make the hiring process smooth. Our experts will guide you through the latest migration laws and keep you informed about any changes.

  • Finding/providing accommodation for the worker for a monthly rent ~ 300€ per month (paid by worker)
  • Offering a salary in alignment with the local minimum wage
  • Overtime working hours payment according to regulations of The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
  • Picking up the worker from the nearest bus/train station upon arrival
  • Making sure that candidates will be registered after arrival
  • At Bixter, we have a strong network of agents worldwide who are always searching for talented and motivated workers. We’ve built partnerships with companies, schools, government agencies, and Ministries in 29 countries worldwide.


  • Our network keeps growing, helping us find the right candidates for your business. We’re proud to choose qualified people from different backgrounds.


  • We work closely with relevant Universities and colleges in Agriculture, Food technology, and Hospitality to find the right candidates.


  • Candidates can reach us easily through our website, Social Media, and other channels because we’re online a lot.


  • Our candidates like our service so much that they often recommend us to friends who want to learn and work in Europe.


We know how tough and time-consuming hiring foreign workers can be. That’s why our professional team helps you at every step. Before your new employee comes to Norway, our offices and agents handle most of the work, like visa applications, travel plans, and info about registration upon arrival.

At Bixter, we know how important it is to make things simpler for business owners. We’re proud to take care of the whole hiring process, so you can focus on growing your business.

Here’s what we do for you:

Efficient Hiring: We find and check candidates according to your needs and the rules.

Clear Info: We make sure employees know their jobs and what’s expected right from the beginning.

Easy Visas: Our team handles visa papers and talks to migration services so you don’t have to worry about it.

Smooth Start: We keep in touch with international workers when they arrive and give them info about main post arrival processes to make integration things easy.

Continuous Help: While the contract’s on, we support you and the workers for a good experience.

With Bixter, you can hire great workers from other countries without stress. You focus on your business, and we handle the hard parts. Bixter helps you to grow your business with great global talent.

In order to host international seasonal workers, adequate living conditions need to be provided by employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the international employee, as they will be paying it from their monthly salary.

Here is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled:

  • Single room (in rare cases workers can be placed together in one room)
  • Furnished room with a sleeping bed, closet, chair, table, appropriate lighting
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Access to cooking facilities and a fridge
  • Access to washing machine
  • The living facilities should respect the safety regulations
  • The accommodation should be located close proximity to the working place(in case no car is provided)

Register and find your employee with Bixter