Recently published questions and answers
If you have been expelled from Norway, but you wish to return before the prohibition on entry expires, you can apply to the UDI to have the prohibtion lifted.
At the Norwegian Institute of Public Health you will find updated information on infection control during travel and entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway from red and yellow countries/regions (external link).
You will also find information about the corona-pandemic, rules for international travel and entry into Norway on Helsenorge's webpages (external link).
Yes. The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has adopted a scheme where you can be exempted from restrictions on the right to work in Norway if you perform work in the health and care sector related to the corona situation. You will find more information about this scheme at UDI's webpage.
The exception applies from 7 December 2020 to 31 May 2021.
From 1.June 2021 the ordinary restrictions on the right to work come into affect, regardless of whether your employment contract in the health and care sector expires at a later date. The Ministry will make a new assessment of the need for extension of the scheme as the expiry date approaches.
On the Government's pages, you can read the decision from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (external link in Norwegian only).
The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. British citizens are no longer EU or EEA citizens. Upon withdrawal, it was agreed to have a transitional period until 31 December 2020.
On UDI's website you will find information about Brexit and the rules of entry and stay in Norway for British citizens and their family members. The pages are regularly updated with new information.
- If your permit is revoked pursuant to section 63 of the Immigration Act, you will lose all of your accrued residence time. This is because all your current and previous permissions are revoked.
- If your refugee status ceases pursuant to section 37 of the Immigration Act, you will not lose the period of residence time you have accrued up until your permit expires. This means, for example, that previously accrued residence time can be counted in a future claim of permanent citizenship.
Yes, your given deadline for leaving Norway still applies during the coronavirus outbreak. Due to the coronavirus outbreak it may be difficult to leave Norway within the deadline you have been given. You are, however, still obliged to try to leave within your given deadline. If you have tried, but it has been impossible to return to your home country or country of residence within the deadline, you must contact your local police station in Norway or the National Police Immigration Service, to apply for an extension of your return deadline.
From 15. September 2020 UDI will follow up cases where foreign citizens stay in Norway after their return deadline. If you stay after your return deadline it may result in rejection of entry or expulsion. You can read more on UDI's website.
If the reference person is a self-employed person and runs a sole proprietorship, the operating profit or taxable income is reckoned as income. When UNE considers whether it is likely that the requirement for future income will be met, we look at documents such as the most recent tax returns, last year’s income statement, updated information about income and expenses, and statements from authorised accountants.
If the reference person has income from a limited liability company, documentation must be provided that a salary has been drawn from the company. When UNE considers whether it is likely that the requirement for future income will be met, we look at documents such as the most recent tax returns, accounts, bank statements, VAT returns and statements from an authorised accountant.
We aim to give you a reply within three weeks. Sometimes it can take longer. You will be told how long we expect it to take at the end of the board hearing. We will send the reply to your lawyer. If it takes a long time, you can phone your lawyer.
No. You must write to us in Norwegian or English.
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 wait too long before you leave after you have received a positive reply from IOM, you can lose your place in the return programme even if you are waiting for a decision from UNE. IOM does not have access to information about your case with UNE and doesn’t know that you are awaiting a decision. If you are wondering whether you can wait for our decision without losing your place in the return programme, you must contact IOM.
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.
You will receive a reply to your request for deferred implementation as soon as possible. We will send the reply in writing to your lawyer or to you if you do not have a lawyer.
If you have requested reversal of a final decision, you will receive a reply both if your request is granted and if it is rejected.