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).

Read more about which rules apply in asylum 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.

Read more about which rules and procedures apply in Dublin cases.

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.