The UDI will now assess whether changes in the situation in Sri Lanka means that Sri Lankans with refugee status still have a need for protection, or if it is safe for them to move back to Sri Lanka. This has been decided by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
Your refugee status will be re-assessed if you arrived in Norway as an asylum seeker, and have not yet received a permanent residence permit.
If this applies to you, you will most likely have a green refugee travel document.
Your refugee status will also be re-assessed if your arrived in Norway by family immigration and later received a (derived) refugee status because your spouse, cohabitant or parent had refugee status. However, if this person already has a permanent residence permit, settlement permit or Norwegian citizenship, we will not re-assess your refugee status.
The Asylum department in the UDI will assess whether the changes in Sri Lanka mean that you no longer need protection.
We will either decide
If you are allowed to stay in Norway, the UDI give you a new residence permit.
Unfortunately, we do not know yet how long it will take to finish processing your case. While you are waiting, you cannot get a new refugee travel document, a new residence card or a new residence permit. You will most likely not get an answer to your application before the summer. Therefore, you should not book any tickets for travel abroad until you have received an answer to your application and got a new residence card and travel document.
If you applied for a renewal of your residence permit no later than one month before your previous residence permit expired, you have the same rights as before relating to work, studies etc. while you are waiting for us to decide your application. You will retain these rights until you have received an answer to your application, even if your residence permit expires in the meantime.
If you receive a letter where it says that the UDI is considering whether you will lose your refugee status, you have the right to a lawyer. You must contact a lawyer yourself.
If you are in such a situation, your application for a renewal of your residence permit residence permit will be processed as normal. You can find information about how long you must wait on our page with information about case processing times (external website).