Can I apply to move from one asylum reception centre to another or from an asylum reception centre to live privately?
UDI offers a place to live to everyone who applies for protection in Norway. Asylum reception centres and emergency accommodation are modest, temporary accommodation solutions where you can stay while waiting for an answer to your application for protection. Since so many new asylum seekers are coming to Norway we cannot approve applications for relocation between asylum reception centres.
You can live in private housing
Even though we are not approving applications for relocation, you can still choose to live elsewhere such as, for example, with friends or family.
Are you going to stay in private housing after you register with the National Arrivals Centre?
If you are moving to a private address after registering at the National Arrivals Centre, please inform the staff at the Arrivals Centre of your new address. We must know where you are when we send out the decision letter concerning protection (asylum) and other important information. If we do not know where you are, we will not process your application for protection.
It is also important to notify the police in the municipality you are moving to.
Are you moving from an asylum reception centre or an emergency accommodation to a private address?
If you live in an asylum reception centre or an emergency accommodation and are moving to a private address, you must report your new address to the local police, UDI and the reception centre. UDI needs to know where you are when we send out decisions on protection (asylum) and other important information. If we do not know where you are, we cannot process your application for protection.
If you live in private housing, you can apply for alternative accommodation to reception centres.