How can I apply for protection in Norway?

You must contact the police and request protection. You do not need a visa or a valid residence permit to apply for protection in Norway. You must be in Norway or on the Norwegian border to apply for protection. You must contact the Norwegian police to apply for protection.

Where do I find the police?

To apply for protection with the police, you can:

  • tell the border police that you want to apply for protection (asylum),
  • show up at the police station where you are, or
  • show up at the National Arrivals Centre at Råde.

The police will help you with transportation to the National Arrival Centre. To register your application for protection, the National Police Immigration Service (NPIS) will have a conversation with you at the National Arrival Centre. You will receive a card that shows you have applied for protection.