I am a refugee from Ukraine in Norway and want to apply for protection (asylum). What do I need to do?


As a rule, as an asylum seeker you must register at the National Arrival Centre in Råde municipality. Refugees from Ukraine who are applying for protection can also register in five other places around the country: Kirkenes, Trondheim, Bergen, Jæren and Torp. In most places you must contact the police to set up an appointment for registration (external website).

There is limited capacity for registration at the police registration districts mentioned above. If the district you have travelled to does not have the capacity to register you, you will be transported to the National Arrival Centre to be registered there.

From 1 January 2024, those who wish to be accommodated 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 the journey to the National Arrivals Centre. Unaccompanied minors or other particularly vulnerable persons will be able to get help to travel to the National Arrivals 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 that you pay for yourself and where you can also live after the 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 or Torp.