Can I stay in private housing while registering my application at the National Arrival Centre?

It is voluntary to stay at the National Arrival Centre and in asylum reception centres. If you already have somewhere you can stay, you may choose to live there. We do recommend that you stay at the National Arrival Centre until you have completed the following activities:

  • Registration of application 
  • Identification of identity
  • Tuberculosis test

If you leave the National Arrival Centre before completing the process, the application process might come to a halt. It may then take longer for you to receive an answer to your application.

If you choose to stay in private housing

If you stay in private housing, you may apply for alternative to reception centre (eksternt nettsted)

You are entitled to health care from a doctor or hospital and the right to receive certain types of medication. If you need medical attention, you can contact a doctor where you live. If you have children, they have the right to go to school.