Information for asylum seekers from Yemen
The security situation in Yemen in general has improved. Asylum seekers from Yemen with a final rejection are now obliged to return to their home country.
In April 2011, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) decided that asylum seekers from Yemen, with rejected asylum applications, were not obliged to return to their home country until further notice. At the same time, UDI stopped processing those asylum applications from Yemen nationals which most likely would result in a rejection. As the security situation in Yemen has improved, we have decided that asylum seekers from Yemen with a final rejection now shall return to their home country.
Who does the decision account for?
If you are a Yemen national and have got – or from now on, get – a final rejection on your application for asylum, you are obliged to return to Yemen. <
You may apply for voluntary assisted return with support from International Organization for Migration (IOM). If you return voluntarily, you will get the opportunity to plan your journey home. You will also receive guidance and assistance from IOM, and you will receive up to 20 000 NOK in reintegration support. The economic support may help you to a fresh start in your home country.
More information about voluntary assisted return
If you have received a final rejection on your application and do not return voluntarily, you may be returned by the police.
UDI keep a close eye on the safety situation in Yemen. We make specific and individual considerations in each case on whether it is safe to return or not.
Information for asylum seekers from Yemen in arabic