In most of the cases, there is insufficient information for the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) to decide the cases, but the families have stated that they will send more information later.

As of 30 June 2015, UNE has received 18 requests for reversal from families who have been forcibly returned and are currently abroad.

The families comprise 80 persons, 40 of whom are children who have lived in Norway for more than four years.

High priority

We have made arrangements that enable UNE’s boards to decide the cases on an ongoing basis as soon as the necessary information has been received from the families. The first board hearings have been scheduled for the coming weeks.

No cases have been decided yet.

Case processing time

We aim to have considered most of the families’ cases by the end of September. This depends on the families providing UNE with enough information to allow their cases to be considered.

Concerns 30 families

The new Regulations that entered into force on 15 June 2015 concern 30 families. The immigration authorities have been in contact with 25 of the families.

The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) will start its efforts to trace the remaining five families on 6 July.

A limited group of children

The Regulations apply to children who:

  • are currently abroad, and
  • were forcibly returned to their home country in the period 1 July 2014 until 18 March 2015, and
  • have lived in Norway for at least four years.

Published: 2 July 2015