Asylum regulations in Norway
Are you thinking of seeking asylum in Norway? Please read this information carefully. Here you will find factual information about Norwegian asylum policy.
Immigration to Norway is strictly regulated.
The Norwegian parliament (The Storting) has adopted a number of legislative amendments to ensure a more sustainable asylum policy and strengthen border control.
Norway will return people who are not entitled to residence in Norway to their country of habitual residence. People from safe areas of Afghanistan, or who have been granted residence in another country, will have their application rejected and will be deported.
2017-01-12: The Ministry of Justice and Public Security extends the information campaign «Stricter Asylum Regulations in Norway», and has created a new website that targets migrants without a right to protection in Norway.
2016-09-13: By the end of August, a total of 2 248 asylum seekers had been registered in Norway this year, a decrease of 73 % compared with last year. The number of people seeking asylum in Norway has not been so low since 1997.
2016-06-22: The Norwegian parliament (The Storting) has adopted a number of legislative amendments to ensure a more sustainable asylum policy and strengthen border control. These were approved by the King in Council today. The Ministry is now considering the need for transitional rules and regulations for the period until the amendments come into force.