It takes between 6 - 9 months to process most asylum cases
The waiting time starts running from the date your case is received by UNE. Your lawyer will be notified as soon as we have considered your appeal.
Have you applied for asylum in 2018 or 2019?
You can then expect to receive a final answer in your case eight months after applying asylum with the police. Of those who apply for asylum in 2018 and 2019, the majority can expect the police, UDI and UNE to use eight months in total to process asylum cases.
This waiting time also applies to complaints processed under the Dublin rules (Dublin cases).
More on Dublin cases
If your Dublin case has been rejected by UDI, you can ask to remain in Norway until UNE has considered your appeal. You must make such a request within 48 hours of UDI's rejection. UNE takes up to six days to decide whether you can remain in Norway.
If we decide that you cannot remain in Norway, you will be sent to the country that is responsible for the application and that is part of the cooperation under the Dublin Regulation. This may happen shortly after UNE has decided that you cannot remain in Norway.
When do we spend more time than estimated?
Sometimes it takes more time than normal for us to consider a case. There is usually a reason for this, for example that we are waiting for information from you as the appellant or that we need information from other sources, such as an embassy, the police or Landinfo (external link).
Waiting times may change
We will update the information on this page once a month.
Questions and answers
As long as you live in Norway, you are obliged to notify the police of the address at which you live. If we do not know where you are, your application can be rejected without the case being considered.
No, usually not. If you have applied for protection in one of the countries that participate in the cooperation under the Dublin Regulation, you cannot apply again in another one of these countries. You can only have your case considered in one country. You can read more about this on the UDI's website.
If you wish to work, you must apply for a temporary work permit. The application must be submitted to the police where you live. It is a condition that you have a valid passport from your home country. Read more about how to apply on the UDI’s website.
If UNE has rejected your application resulting in you having to go home, it means that UNE believes that it is safe for you to return home. Once you have arrived in your home country, the authorities there are responsible for your safety.