Who is not covered by the collective protection scheme?

You are not eligible for collective protection if you:

  • were a resident in a country other than Ukraine or Norway up until 24 February 2022.
  • stayed illegally in Norway or had a duty to return on 24 February 2022.
  • have dual citizenship with a country UDI considers safe (external website).
  • have another residence permit in Norway that you may continue to have. A supplementary list of eligibility requirements for collective protection is available here.
  • are not a Ukrainian citizen, but have had a residence permit in Ukraine. Please note that you may be entitled to collective protection in Norway if you had protection in Ukraine. If so, you must provide documentation confirming that you have residence for protection there.

If the list above applies to you, you may still apply for protection by individual assessment. If so, UDI will consider whether you meet the requirements for obtaining a permit as a refugee.