The municipality of Tønsberg
As a new resident of Tønsberg Municipality you are sure to be seeking answers to many questions.
You can find some information in English om this web site, but we also recommend that you make contact with our Service Centre in our town hall, on Tel. + 47 33 34 81 00 or you can use our school for refugees and immigrants on Tel + 47 33 01 67 80.
Visit the town hall ? Tollbodgaten 22, near railway station. Daily 8 - 16
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Post : box 2410, N-3104 Tønsberg
Information about day care, schools, health, enviroment, roads and traffics, moving and change of address, employment, building and renovating, social services and culture, sports and recreation, please make contact with:
More relevant information about Tønsberg Municipality :
There are several types of day care for pre-school children in Tønsberg, ranging from full-time services five days a week to more timebased day care. The municipality coordinates the selectoin process for placement in all private and municipal daycares.
As a resident of Tønsberg your child has the right to attend the school in which you reside. Parents also have the right to apply for admission to any other school within the municipality.
Health care services in Tønsberg compromise principally Vestfold Hospital. All residents of the municipality have the right to a personal doctor.
Drinking water is of highest quality in Tønsberg. You can safely drink tap water.
MOVING AND CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Formalities related to moving to Norway are handled by skatteetaten.no. Here you can obtain information about the following:
CARBAGE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING
Regular garbage and food waste is collected from private homes and business once a week. Recycled garbage (paper, bottles, plastics) is collected every to and three weeks. More information www.vesar.no
CULTURE, SPORTS AND RECREATION
Tønsberg offers a wide variety of cultural, sports and recreation possibilities. Located in the center of the town you can find the library www.tnb.no.
Tourist information www.visittonsberg.no
Social services provided by Tønsberg Municipality include counselling, economic assistance, addiction care, refugee settlement, residential loans and job training. Look at www.nav.no
For information in English about other Norwegian government services, go to www.norway.no
For more general information in English for new foreign residents in Norway, go to www.nyinorge.no
We wish you a warm welcome to Tønsberg !