Most people who have been granted a residence permit after the corona outbreak and who are staying abroad have not been able to enter Norway. Now the rules have been changed so that many of you who have been granted a residence permit are allowed to travel to Norway. This also includes you who received a residence permit before the corona outbreak. However, some people may still experience practical difficulties because the application centers in some countries are closed.
If you belong to one of these groups, you can enter even though your decision letter states that you are not allowed to travel to Norway now. If you have been denied a residence permit when you applied, you cannot go to Norway.
EU/EEA citizens who are going to work or study in Norway can also travel to Norway. Read more about the entry rules for EU / EEA citizens here.
In your decision letter and in the information letter that UDI or UNE sent you when you received your residence permit, you will find a deadline for when you must have entered Norway.
If you cannot enter before the deadline, you must contact UDI and request an extended entry deadline.
If you were granted a residence permit after 20 April, and are not among the groups mentioned above, you cannot, as a general rule, travel to Norway now. If you have received a decision after 20 April and your decision letter states that you can travel to Norway, you can travel to Norway now.
If you were granted a residence permit before 20 April and are visa-free, you can enter Norway if you can enter before the deadline for entry expires. This applies regardless of the type of residence permit you received. If you cannot enter Norway before the entry deadline expires, you can send us a letter or contact us and request that we extend the entry deadline. This also applies if you have a valid residence permit in another Schengen country or if you have a valid Schengen visa.
If you have an entry visa, you can enter Norway if the entry visa is valid. If you are not able to enter Norway before the expiry of the entry deadline, you can send us a letter or contact us and request that we extend the entry deadline. It will be stated in the feedback we send to you and to the embassy you applied from if you can get an extension of the entry deadline and whether you can travel to Norway right away or if you have to wait.
If you have a residence permit but have not yet received an entry visa, you can obtain an entry visa if you belong to one of the groups mentioned in the bullet points at the top of this page. If you are not in one of these groups, you will generally not get an entry visa now.