When we use the term "EU/EEA citizen", we mean a citizen of one of the EU countries, and Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland. You are not considered an EU/EEA citizen even if you live in an EU/EEA country, you must be a citizen of an EU/EEA country.
If you, as a Norwegian citizen, have been resident in another EU/EEA country and are now moving back to Norway, you can be considered an EEA citizen. This only applies to your potential family members. As a Norwegian citizen, you can always travel into Norway regardless of the purpose of the trip to Norway.
Yes, you do. During the period when the corona situation made it difficult to return to your home country, the UDI has not expelled or deported foreign citizens who stayed in Norway beyond their departure deadline in their permit or visa. From 15 September, stays after the departure deadline may result in rejection of entry or expulsion.
If you have applied for a renewal of your permit or a residence permit on new grounds, before your permit expired, you can stay in Norway to await the response of your application.
As a main rule, everyone who has an expired departure date must travel home now. The airlines are required to follow infection control rules and are responsible for ensuring that infection control is well taken care of on your return journey.
Suppose you have such a severe health condition that it is medically indefensible to complete the actual trip out of Norway. In that case, it will not have consequences for you that you stay in Norway after your departure deadline. You can not apply to stay longer in Norway.
When you leave Norway, we will consider whether you had reasons to stay after your departure deadline. You must document that it is medically indefensible to travel out of Norway with a written medical certificate issued in Norway.
Unfortunately, UDI cannot assist you in getting an appointment with the police.
You cannot contact the UDI to get an appointment from the police. If you call us, you will get the same information as given above.
Yes, you must book another appointment. The Police has opened, but with limited service.
You can follow the police website for more information (external website) to see when it will be possible to make another appointment for your type of case.
No, staying longer than 90 days now will have no consequences for you as an EEA citizen.
Then the following applies to you:
You keep your status as an employee if you can document that you are laid off and have registered as a job seeker with NAV.
Then the following applies to you:
You keep your status as an employee for 6 months if you can prove that you are laid off and have registered as a job seeker with NAV.
NAV does not require you to have a registration certificate from the police to receive unemployment benefit, but you must register as a job seeker with NAV.
If you have problems digitally applying for unemployment benefits, you must use the paper solution and submit claims by regular mail (external website).
You will be paid back the days spent on postal mail when the registration comes in later.
No, you cannot obtain a copy of your registration certificate.
It is not necessary to provide proof of registration to register as a job seeker or to apply for unemployment benefit. If you are asked to upload a copy of the registration certificate in NAV's form, you do not need to do so.
If you have trouble applying for unemployment benefit digitally, you must use the paper solution and submit claims by regular mail (external website). You will be paid back the days spent on postal mail when the registration comes in later.
We understand that many of you would like to know, but unfortunately, we do not know how the situation will evolve. We will update the information here when we know more.
Likely, several of the regulations that have been introduced due to the corona situation will change at some point. However, we do not know when this will happen or whether the rules will go back to being as they were before.
It is the government that decides which changes will happen and when they should take effect, but right now, the government will not be able to tell how the regulations will change. The best advice we can give you is to follow the information posted here, which will be updated as soon as anything changes. This is the advice you will also get if you contact the Ministry or us to ask how the regulations will change.
If you are wondering about the possibility of meeting with the police to submit an application or order a residence card, you can find information on the police website (external website). You cannot contact UDI for an appointment.
If you are wondering about the quarantine rules when entering Norway and any changes to this, you will find information at helsenorge.no (external website).
It is the tax administration that issues D number, National identity number and tax cards. If you have any questions about this you must contact the tax administration. (external website, opens in new window)