The main goal of the integration policy is for immigrants and their children to be able to make use of their resources and contribute to society. The key to integration in Norwegian society lies in taking part in working life and having a good knowledge of the Norwegian language.
The Nationality Act and Nationality Regulations contain rules on how persons can become Norwegian nationals and how they may lose their Norwegian nationality.
Those who are settled are former asylum seekers who have been granted a residence permit or resettlement refugees who have been granted a residence permit in Norway pursuant to an agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The white paper "From reception centre to the labour market – an effective integration policy" was presented to the Norwegian parliament in May 2016.
2017-03-09: The Norwegian Government is strengthening the efforts to prevent and combat negative social control, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. An Action Plan consisting five priority areas and 28 measures was launched by Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Finance Siv Jensen on 8th of March.
2016-05-11: The Government will ensure rapid and successful integration of immigrants, and presents 69 measures to promote integration in a new White paper to the Parliament.
2016-05-11: The Government puts forward a series of measures to promote integration.
2017-03-08: An Action Plan to Combat Negative Social Control, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (2017-2020)
2016-05-11: White paper that outlines how Norway’s integration policy and measures should be organised to ensure that newly-arrived immigrants with refugee backgrounds enter the labour market or start an education without delay and acquire a permanent connection to the labour market.
Department of Integration
Phone: 22 24 71 71