I am a Ukrainian citizen and want to apply for protection (asylum). What do I need to do?


From 1 January 2024, those who want to be accomodated in an asylum reception centre must register their application for protection at the National Arrival Centre, which is located in Råde municipality.

We cannot offer you a place to stay until you have registered at the National Arrival Centre. Accommodation or transport to the National Arrival Centre will no longer be offered to refugees from Ukraine who have travelled to other parts of Norway. This means that you must pay for and organise transport to the National Arrival Centre. Unaccompanied minors or other vulnerable persons may be provided assistance in travelling to the National Arrival Centre. Exceptions can also be made if there is a danger to the person's life and health. The requirement to register at the National Arrival Centre does not apply to asylum seekers who arrive in Norway at the Storskog border crossing point.

If you have found a place to live in Norway, where you can live at your own expense after your application has been registered, you can choose to register your application for protection at the National Arrival Centre or at the police registration points in Kirkenes, Trondheim, Bergen, Jæren and Torp.

You can find more information about registration points on the Police website (external website).

Which place you register at has no bearing on where you will be offered a reception place or where you will be offered to live if you are granted protection in Norway.

If you have fled the war in Ukraine and applied for protection in Norway, it is the immigration authorities who decide whether your application is to be included in a group assessment or whether it is to be assessed individually. Applications that are assessed as part of the group assessment may grant you collective protection, while applications that are assessed individually may grant you protection (asylum) on ordinary terms.