Waiting times for asylum cases
Most people will receive an answer within eight months after applying asylum with the police.
The police, UDI and UNE have a goal to not spend more than a combined eight months to process most asylum cases. We look at when you applied for asylum when we decide which cases to process first.
Some cases may take longer than eight months
Some cases may, for a variety of reasons, take longer time to process. If you are one of the applicants who have not received an answer from us within eight months, we will prioritize your case.
More on Dublin-cases
The waiting times for asylum cases also apply to complaints processed under the Dublin rules (Dublin cases). These are cases where Norway asks another country to consider an asylum application.
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.
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.