How do you appeal?
If you disagree with the grounds for our decision, you have the right to lodge an appeal. You must submit the appeal within three weeks of receiving the decision from the embassy or the UDI. If you have given someone authorisation in your case
, he or she is entitled to appeal on your behalf.
In the appeal, you must explain what you disagree with and, if possible, enclose documentation in support of your appeal.
You can submit the appeal to the embassy or the police.
May you stay in Norway while the appeal is being processed?
If you are staying in Norway when your application is rejected, you will be given a date by which you must leave the country (usually four weeks from the date of the decision). If you would like to extend this departure deadline, you must contact the police. If you would like to stay in Norway while the appeal is being processed, you must ask for this in your appeal letter (ask for deferred enforcement of the decision). The UDI will decide whether you can stay in Norway while the appeal is being processed.
What happens when the UDI receives the appeal?
When we receive your appeal, we will add it to all the other case documents we already have concerning your case. The case will then wait for processing. How long it takes before the appeal is processed depends on how many other cases we have waiting for processing.
When your case is due to be processed, we will assess the appeal with the new documentation you have submitted and decide whether we can reverse the decision.
If we reverse a decision
If we reverse a decision and you are granted a residence permit, you will be informed about this. If you have given someone authorisation in your case
, they will be notified.
If we do not reverse the decision
If we do not reverse the decision we automatically send your case to the Immigration Appeals Board which is the appeal body.
The Immigration Appeals Board will make a new evaluation of your case.
If the Immigration Appeals Board overturns a decision
If the Immigration Appeals Board believes that the conditions for a residence permit are met, the UDI’s decision will be overturned and you will be informed.
If the Immigration Appeals Board does not overturn a decision
If the Immigration Appeals Board agrees with our decision, it will make a new decision to reject your application. You or, if applicable, the person you have authorised in connection
with your case will be informed of the rejection by post. You can not appeal this decision.
If you meet the conditions for being granted a residence permit at a later date, you can submit a new application.