One of the parents has collective protection, and the other has permanent residence (not on the basis of refugee status)
If one of the parents was granted collective protection status, and the other parent has permanent residence (not on the basis of refugee status):
When a child of foreign parents is born in Norway, the parents must apply for a residence permit for the child. This is to be done as early as possible following the birth.
You may apply for protection (asylum) for your child.
In order to apply you must visit the local police station where you live and hand in the confirmation of birth document you received from the hospital. The police will then register an application for the child.
You may apply for a family immigration residence permit for your child.
If a child is granted a family immigration residence permit, its parents will normally have to obtain a passport for the child from their home country in order to travel outside Norway. The child can use the passport to visit its parents' home country.
If contacting the authorities or the embassy of the parents' home country in order to obtain a passport puts the parents at risk, it is possible to apply for a Norwegian immigrant passport (blue) for the child instead.
If the parents are granted permanent residence
If both parents
- have been granted a permanent residence permit or Norwegian citizenship before the child reaches one year of age, or
- fulfil the requirements for permanent residence or Norwegian citizenship and submit their applications for a permanent residence permit or Norwegian citizenship to the police before the child reaches one year of age
it is also possible to apply for a permanent residence permit for your child. You must submit your child's application before the child reaches one year of age.