- You are entitled to bring a lawyer or other authorised representative to the hearing
If you do not have a lawyer, you can contact an organisation and request assistance. Examples of organisations are:
Be prepared for the topic of the hearing
The topic of the hearing might be the whole case, but it could also be part of the case and we will then let you know in advance. Always read the last decision you received and talk to your authorised representative.
Are there are errors or misunderstandings in your case?
If you believe that an error has been made or that there are misunderstandings in your case, you must let us know. For example, this might be in the asylum interview or in the UDI's decision. You do not need to tell us what is in the appeal, since we have read this in advance.
Remember that everyone at the board hearing has a duty of confidentiality
Everyone at the board hearing is bound by a duty of confidentiality. This means that they are not allowed to talk about your case in other places. You can therefore freely speak your mind. The hearing is conducted in a closed session so that outsiders will not know what is being said.
If you have new information about your case, you must present it before the hearing
If you have new information or wish to present documents, you or your authorised representative must send us this well before the hearing, so that the board can be well prepared.
We must have your identity documents
Identity is often an important topic at the hearing. If you have, or can obtain, a passport or other identity documents from your home country, you must send us these well before the hearing. The documents should be originals. Your identity is the sum of various information that tells others who you are. Examples of such information is your name, date of birth, who your parents are and where you were born. If you do not have documents to show all of these things, it is still important that you send us as much as possible.
Let us know if you have any special requirements
If you have any special requirements because of a disability, health problem or other special need, let us know as soon as possible.
Measures to control infection
We have, in co-operation with the local health authorities in Oslo, created guidelines for infection control during board meetings.
The number of people present in our offices is kept at a minimum, and we ask everyone who is present to stay at least 1 metre apart at all times. We only use large meeting rooms. All exposed surfaces will be cleaned frequently.
Starting times and scheduled breaks will vary from meeting to meeting. Please do not show up earlier than 15 minutes before the meeting starts. This is to keep the number of people present in the reception at a minimum.
Some board meeting participants may be asked to take part via phone or videolink. If this applies to you, you will be notified before the meeting.
Make sure that you follow these rules
- Wear a face mask when at the reception and in the board room area
- You are not permitted inside if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms – including mild ones – or other symptoms associated with colds or covid-19, or if you are quarantined.
- Inform us if you start experiencing symptoms after you arrive at the board meeting.
- Disinfect your hands when you arrive, and wash your hands frequently and thoroughly while you are present.
- Limit the time spent at the reception.
- We encourage you to go outside during the lunch break. Remember to bring your own food and drink.
- Avoid shaking hands and other physical contact when greeting.
- If you need to cough, ideally use a paper towel and immediately throw it into a bin. Alternatively, cough into your flexed elbow.
- Stay 2 metres apart from other participants at all times.
- Keep to your right when walking in hallways and other places.
- Do not take the elevator with others.
- Bring your own writing materials, and take them back home.