The ID work carried out in connection with the large influx of asylum seekers in autumn 2015 has now been evaluated.

In autumn 2015, record numbers of asylum seekers arrived in Norway. The number of asylum seekers registered in 2015 was 31,145, compared with 11,480 persons in 2014. Neither the immigration administration nor other authorities were prepared for the high number of asylum seekers in 2015.

The Norwegian ID Centre has evaluated the ID work carried out during the large influx of asylum seekers in autumn 2015.

The National Police Directorate, the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE), the National Police Immigration Service (PU), Finnmark police district, East police district, the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) and the Norwegian ID Centre have all participated in this evaluation. They were also represented on the project's steering committee to ensure good support and quality assurance in the various authorities.

The project evaluated the ID work carried out, both internally in the individual bodies and interaction between the parties involved, and recommends measures to improve and rationalise ID work in connection with large influxes of asylum seekers.

The Norwegian ID Centre’s summary of the evaluation.

You can read the evaluation report here.