I have dual citizenship. Will I be granted collective protection in Norway?


Ukrainians who also have citizenship in a safe country will no longer be granted temporary collective protection in Norway. If you are a citizen of a country on the list below, UDI believes that the situation in that country is generally safe, and that the authorities there can provide you with sufficient protection.

I have already been granted collective protection. Do I get to keep my permit?

If you have already been granted collective protection in Norway, you will retain your permit. However, from 1 March 2024, your residence permit cannot be extended if you, in addition to being av citizen of Ukraine, are also a citizen of another, safe country. 

I have dual citizenship from Ukraine and Russia. Can I apply for temporary collective protection in Norway?

Yes, you can apply for temporary collective protection in Norway. Russia is not on the list of countries where UDI believes that the situation in the country is generally safe. In order to be granted collective protection here in Norway it is a requirement that you were resident in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, when the war broke out.

Read more about who may be granted collective protection (eligibility requirements).

I have dual citizenship from a country on the list and have applied for collective protection in Norway. What will happen to my application?

Your application will be processed and rejected within 48 hours.

If you are a citizen of a country on the list above, UDI believes that the situation in that country is generally safe, and that the authorities there can provide sufficient protection to its citizens.

If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you will have your asylum application processed and rejected within 48 hours.

During these 48 hours, you will be registered by the police, receive information from Caritas and the UDI may want to conduct a short interview with you. You will be assisted by a lawyer, who can help you submit a complaint.

Only in a few cases may it happen that we do not process the application within 48 hours. In that case, your application will be processed as an individual application for protection (asylum).