Power of attorney / Authorisation


If you want someone to act on your behalf in connection with your application, you must authorise this person to do so. This person can for example be your employer, a family member or another person who you trust.

What does it mean to authorise someone?

The person who you authorise

  • can call the UDI and talk to us on your behalf
  • will have right of access to information about your case
  • will receive enquiries from the immigration authorities about your case
  • will receive the decision in your case once the case has been considered and have to notify you of the decision.

 If you authorise someone, this person, and not you, will be contacted by the immigration authorities about matters concerning your case.

How do you authorise someone when you hand in the application?

It is easiest to authorise someone when you hand in the application.

  • If you register your application at the Application Portal, you will find a Power of attorney form there. Fill this in and bring it when you are going to hand in the application at the embassy or the police.
  • If you cannot use the Application Portal, you can fill in the Power of attorney form (pdf, 684 kB) the police.

How do you authorise someone after you have handed in the application?

If you did not hand in a Power of attorney form when you handed in the application, you can do so now.

  1. Fill in the Power of attorney form (pdf, 684 kB). Remember to sign the form.
  2. Make a copy of your passport (the page with personal information and signature) or other valid identification document where your signature is visible.
  3. Please send the form and a copy of your identification document as an attachment to an email to dokument@udi.no. (Please note: Write 'authorisation' and your DUF number in the subject field), or send the form and a copy of your identification document by post to: The Directorate of Immigration, P.O. Box 8108 Dep., NO-0032 Oslo.