New deadline for registering your application for you who are applying for family immigration with a refugee in Norway


Soon you will need to be aware of two deadlines when you are applying for family immigration with a person who has been granted protection (asylum). The deadlines are for when you have to register and when you have to hand in the application.

Published: 30.06.2017

New deadline applies from 1 August

If you are married to, cohabitant with or the child of a person who has been granted protection in Norway, you can be allowed to live in Norway without any requirements as to this person’s income.

As the rules are now, you have to apply within one year after your family member was granted a residence permit to be exempted for the income requirement.

But from 1 August 2017, the Norwegian government introduce a new six-month deadline. This only applies for you who have a family member who is granted protection from 1 August 2017.

You need to pay attention to two deadlines

  • Within six months after the date it says on the decision letter your family member received where he or she was granted protection, must
  • Within one year after the date it says on the decision letter your family member received, must
    • you meet at a Norwegian foreign mission or an application centre and hand in all the documents there

Remember that the application first is submitted when you have met and handed in the documents.

If you do not apply within these deadlines, your family member must have a good and steady income if your application is to be granted.