Immigration and social inclusion

Boy of foreign background

The Ministry of Justice has responsibility for the Government’s immigration policy. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has responsibility for labour immigration and the Ministry of Children and Equality is responsibility for integration and diversity.

On this page you will find general information and documents relating to immigration and social inclusion. You can explore this topic in more detail by using the menu on the right.

Detail from cover of The report “International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway”

International migration 2012-2013 – Norway

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report “International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway” is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

International migration 2012-2013 – Norway

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report “International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway” is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

Internation Migration report 2012-2013

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report “International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway” is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

Questions and answers about immigration policy

Questions and answers about immigration policy

How is responsibility divided between the Ministry, the Directorate of Immigration and the Immigration Appeals Board?

Meld. St. 23 (2012–2013)

Digital Agenda for Norway

International migration 2011-2012

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report , “International Migration 2011-2012 – IMO report for Norway”, is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

Norwegian language tuition and introduction programme

If newly arrived immigrants are to integrate well, it is important that they can obtain employment and education and participate in society at large. Newly arrived refugees have the right and obligation to participate in a full-time introduction programme of up to two year's duration.

Immigrant organisations

Participation in the civil society is a requirement if democracy is to function. NGOs play an important role in creating an inclusive society for all.

Community engagement

In some areas with major and complex challenges in living conditions the central and local authorities join forces to make an extra effort. Groruddalen and Søndre Nordstrand in Oslo, Saupstad in Trondheim and Årstad in Bergen are the areas where central and local authorities have initiated such joint efforts.

Citizenship

The Norwegian Nationality Act and the Nationality Regulations regulate how a person can become a Norwegian national and how Norwegian nationality can be lost. Citizenship may be considered a formalisation of the social contract between the state and the citizen.

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Contact information

Ministry of Justice and Public Security

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Gullhaug torg 4 A,
PO. Box 8005 Dep,
0030 Oslo

Contact information

Ministry of Justice and Public Security

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Gullhaug torg 4 A,
PO. Box 8005 Dep,
0030 Oslo