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If you are travelling outside of Norway, you must bring a valid passport and residence card.

Published: 14.06.2018 - Last changed: 05.11.2018

If you have applied for an immigrant’s passport, travel document or a new residence permit and have not received an answer yet, your application cannot be moved to the front of the queue even though you have made plans.

Please remember this if you are planning a trip abroad

When travelling abroad, please bring:

  • valid passport/immigrant’s passport/refugee travel document, and
  • valid residence card

For Nordic citizens and citizens of EU/EEA countries, separate rules apply (external website) 

If you don’t have a valid passport/immigrant’s passport/refugee travel document and a valid residence card, you should not travel out of Norway. If you do, you might experience problems at the airport, when you try to enter into another country, or when you try to travel back to Norway.

You should also not book any trips abroad until you have both a valid passport/immigrant’s passport/refugee travel document and a valid residence card. Unfortunately, your application cannot be moved to the front of the queue even though you have planned and paid for a trip.  

Information for you who are waiting for an answer to your application 

Our normal waiting times applies. We update the information about waiting times every month.  

Very special circumstances are required for your case to be moved to the front of the queue. Unfortunately, your application cannot be moved to the front of the queue even though you have made plans to travel. 

Information for you who have been granted a residence permit

If you have been granted a residence permit, and are staying in Norway, you must book an appointment at your local police district to order your residence card (external website). Please note that normally it will take ten days from when you meet at the police until you receive your residence card by post. There can also be a waiting time before you get an appointment with the police. This is important to keep in mind when you are planning any travels.

If you have been granted a residence permit, and need a visa to enter Norway, the embassy which is responsible for your case will give you an entry visa. Please note that it varies from country to country how long it takes before you are contacted by the embassy or Visa Application Centre, and get your entry visa to Norway

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