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, Equality and Social Inclusion is responsible for integration and diversity.
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Questions and answers about Norwegian immigration policy

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

Readmission agreements

Overview of countries Norway has signed readmission agreements with.

Statistics on immigration

Key figures and facts about immigration to Norway.

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More efficient arrest procedures in immigration cases

From 1 January 2015, the police can hold a foreigner longer than today when the arrest occurs under the Immigration Act.

Criminals to be denied entry

– The Government proposes to deny entry to Norway to people who have committed serious criminal offenses abroad. This means that multiple offenses may form the basis for rejection, even when they lie far back in time, says the Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen.

Norway will recieve more refugees from Syria

In the National Budget for 2015, the Government proposes to recieve 1000 refugees from Syria.

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Ministry of Justice and Public Security

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