You must fill in and submit a separate application form to apply to have the prohibition against entry lifted at the same time as you apply for a visitor visa or residence permit.
The applications are processed by different departments at UDI.
Most people will receive a decision within 10 months of the police or UDI opening an expulsion case and sending advance notice.
Most people will receive an answer within 6 months of UDI receiving the application.
Nationals of countries outside the EU/EEA area
Most people will receive an answer within 8 months of UDI receiving the application.
If you have also applied for a residence permit, you have to add the time it takes until you receive an answer to your application for lifting of prohibition of entry to the total time you have to wait for an answer to your application for a residence permit.
Nationals of countries outside the EU/EEA area who, after they have received a prohibition on entry to Norway, are now covered by the EEA regulations
If you have handed in all the necessary documents, and UDI believes it is obvious that your prohibition on entry should be lifted, we will process your application within 15 days.
If UDI has asked you to send in more documents or other information, or if we need to make further investigations, you will have to wait longer for a reply. When we have received the documents from you, we will continue to process your case.
Within 3 months of UDI og police receiving your appeal, we will either reverse the decision or send your case to the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) for consideration of the appeal.
This information was last updated on
21 September 2023
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You have to report your new address to the National Population Register (external website) as soon as you know you will be moving. UDI automatically receives your new address from the register.
If you are in Norway, and you move before your application has been processed, you must notify the police of your move no later than one week after you have moved. You can notify the police where you are moving to, or where you lived before.
If you are abroad, and you move before UDI has processed your application, you must notify the embassy or consulate where you submitted your application. If you fail to do this, you risk not receiving the answer to your application.
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