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- 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.
Yes, it can be reckoned as income. You must document such income in the form of a lease, account transfers and, if relevant, a deposit account. Rental income that is taxable must be documented in the form of tax settlements that show that the income has been reported to the tax authorities. If the rental income is tax exempt, this must be documented.
Yes, the fact that a new year has begun may have a bearing on our assessment of previous income. If UNE has access to the tax authorities’ information about last year’s income, we will use this in our assessment.
If the reference person has income that has not yet been reported and confirmed by the tax authorities, we will base our assessment on the income from the year before that. This could apply to some self-employed persons.
We will send the decision to your lawyer or the person you’ve given the power of attorney. It is their duty to explain the contents of the decision to you. If you don’t have a lawyer or have given someone power of attorney, we will send the decision to you. Then you must familiarise yourself with the contents of the decision.
If we need more information to decide a case, we’ll ask for the information to be sent to us. However, it is your duty to provide the necessary documents in your case. That may mean that we will not ask you to send us documents you should already have submitted to UDI or to us. See the checklists at www.udi.no to find out which documents must be enclosed in the different types of cases.