What does it mean to be expelled?
- If you are expelled, you will be subject to a prohibition against entry. You cannot stay in Norway as long as the prohibition is in force. Normally, the prohibition against entry will apply to all the Schengen countries.
- The prohibition against entry can be for one, two or five years, or it can be permanent.
- If you are staying in Norway, the prohibition against entry is reckoned from the date when you leave Norway. If you are staying outside Norway, it is reckoned from the date stated in the decision.
Grounds for expulsion
You can be expelled if you are not a Norwegian citizen and
- you have committed a crime under Norwegian law or have been convicted of a criminal offence in another country
- you have been granted a residence permit after having provided incorrect information to the Norwegian authorities
- you are staying in Norway without a residence permit or valid visa
- you fail to leave Norway after having been given a deadline for leaving (for example once your application for protection (asylum) has been rejected)
- You have worked in Norway without holding a residence permit that gives you the right to work
- you have provided incorrect information to the Norwegian authorities or withheld information that you have another identity in another country
- you have been expelled from another Schengen state.
What considerations are made in expulsion cases?
When the UDI decides whether or not to expel you, and the duration of your prohibition against entry, we consider how serious the criminal offence was and how great an intervention an expulsion would be in your life.
The UDI will consider whether you should not be expelled, or whether you should be granted a shorter prohibition against entry, if you
You cannot be expelled if you:
- risk persecution or inhumane treatment in the country to which you would have been expelled.
- are a foreign national who was born in Norway and have lived here your whole life.
Can you return to Norway after an expulsion?
- You can return to Norway once the prohibition against entry has expired. You must then apply for a visitor's visa or residence permit in the normal manner.
- If you wish to return to Norway to visit or stay here before the prohibition against entry has expired, you must apply to have the prohibition against entry lifted.