What are the main points in the Norwegian asylum policy?

Are you thinking of seeking asylum in Norway? Please read this information carefully.

  • Norway has introduced border controls to prevent people without the required travel documents from entering the country. Read more here.
  • Norway is rejecting applications from asylum seekers that has been residing in Russia. Applications from this group are dealt with while the people concerned are still at the Storskog border crossing and rejected applicants will be returned to Russia. Read more here.
  • Norway will reduce and transform benefits to payment cards that can only be used for buying food (not tobacco, telephone or cash). Asylumseekers who are given food at asylum reception centers will not get any form for payment. Read more here.