When you start a job, the employer will request your personal data, such as your residential address, ID number, or passport number.

It is always preferable to hand in copies of your ID to complete an employment contract. However, he/she may not take your identity document.

When receiving a job offer, always keep in mind that safety comes first. It is difficult to recognize a dishonest employer at first, but there are some warning signs. If you have any suspicions, it is better to reject the offer than to deal with unpleasant consequences later. The warning signs could be one of the following:

  • Asking personal questions.
  • I am inquiring about your family situation.
  • Asking about your medical condition (which is not related to the job offer).
  • I am asking about your political, racial, and religious opinions.
  • I am asking for your opinion on these topics and gossiping about current employees.
  • Unclear duties.
  • Asking for a fee to complete the contract.
  • Refuse to give a fixed salary range and keep it for later.

If you have any doubts about the job offer or suspect that the employer is not treating you according to the law, do not hesitate to consult your lawyer or other free information, counseling, and legal assistance (ICLA) providers from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) or visit the Ministry of Labor website.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any further questions or need more information that you cannot find in the article, you can directly contact the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Information, Counseling, and Legal Assistance Department by phone to discuss employment law procedures through the following hotlines:


•  Tripoli hotline: 0913500364

• Benghazi hotline: 0916727994

• Ajdabiya hotline: 0915486586