An example: You are rejected on entry to Norway because you do not have a valid passport with you. If you return later with a valid travel document, the rejection decision will not prevent you from entering Norway.
Grounds for rejection
If you are an EEA national (citizen of an EU/ EEA/ EFTA country), you can be rejected, for example, if you:
- cannot present a passport or other approved travel document
- have entered Norway without being entitled to entry, or are staying in Norway without right of residence
- have committed or are likely to commit actions that constitute grounds for expulsion.
If you are not an EEA national (citizen of an EU/ EEA/ EFTA country), you can be rejected, for example, if you:
- do not have a passport or other approved travel document, or do not have a visa if one is required
- have been expelled from or rejected by a Schengen state, or have been registered in the Schengen Information System (SIS) with a view to denying you entry
- do not have a residence permit
- cannot substantiate that the purpose you have stated for your stay in Norway is correct
- do not have or are not guaranteed enough money for the stay and the return journey
- ave been convicted of a crime, if there is reason to fear that you will commit criminal acts of if you suffer from a serious mental illness.
You can also be rejected if you owe the public purse money in connection with a previous deportation. If you have been escorted out of the country at the expense of the public purse, the costs in connection with this must be repaid before you can enter Norway again.
Most rejection decisions are made by the police, but the Directorate of Immigration can also make rejection decisions.
If you have further questions about this topic, contact your nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate, the nearest police district or UDI’s Information Service for Applicants.