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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 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 UNE has rejected your application resulting in you having to go home, it means that UNE believes that it is safe for you to return home. Once you have arrived in your home country, the authorities there are responsible for your safety.