Asylum regulations in Norway

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Are you thinking of seeking asylum in Norway? Please read this information carefully. Here you will find factual information about Norwegian asylum policy.

Stricter asylum regulations in Norway

Immigration to Norway is strictly regulated.

Tightening of Norway’s asylum rules

The Norwegian parliament (The Storting) has adopted a number of legislative amendments to ensure a more sustainable asylum policy and strengthen border control.

Afghans not entitled to residence will be deported

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.

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Extends information campaign

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.

Lowest number of asylum seekers since 1997

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.

Necessary tightening of Norway’s asylum rules

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.

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