Information for Somalians who were given refugee status before 1 October 2014


If you or your family member is a Somalian who were given refugee status before 1 October 2014, it may take longer before you receive an answer to your application for a residence permit or permanent residence permit.

Published: 08.05.2017 - Last changed: 21.02.2018

The reason for this is that the UDI must now assess whether changes in the situation in Somalia mean that Somalians who got a refugee status before 1 October 2014 still have a need for protection, or if it is safe for them to move back to Somalia.

Who must wait longer than normal?

You must wait longer than the normal waiting time which is written on our website if

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