Please contact the police to apply for protection. Select which information applies to you below.
If you live in Eastern Norway and want to apply for protection, please contact the police. The police will arrange transportation.
If you live elsewhere in Norway, you may contact the police to arrange a time and place to register your application. This applies regardless of whether you have a biometric passport or other ID documents. You do not have to travel to the National Arrival Centre to register.
Here you will find an overview of where you may register and how to contact the police (external website).
If you need a place to stay, you will get a place to stay and be provided food and a bed to sleep in. You can stay at this accommodation until you are registered with the police. You will be notified when you may register with the police.
You will find information on how to register with the local police here (external website).
The police will electronically register information about you and register your fingerprints. When talking to the police, they will register you as an asylum seeker. If you have a passport or other identity documents, you must give those to the police.
Once you have submitted your ID documents to the police, the police will send your application to UDI. Once UDI has received your application from the police, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.
In some cases, additional examinations are needed. If so, the local police may send your application to the National Police Immigration Service (NPIS). We will notify you if the NPIS or UDI needs to talk to you.
The local police where you live cannot register your application if you:
If you are amongst the groups listed above, your application must be registered at the National Arrival Centre. Local police will conduct a short registration and help you with transportation to the arrival centre, where you can register your application.
If you have not been to a tuberculosis examination yet, you must do so. This may not happen while you wait to be registered.
If you live in emergency accommodation, you will be told where and when the tuberculosis examination will be carried out.
If you live privately, you can contact the municipal health service for information on how to take the tuberculosis examination.
If you need a place to stay, you can tell the police when you register your application. The police will contact UDI, which finds a place in emergency accommodation (external website) for you.
Once you have received the D number (external website), you can get health services if you need it.
You can read what happens when you arrive at the National Arrival Centre in the documents listed below.
When you arrive at Råde, you will be greeted by staff at the arrival centre, and you will receive information about what happens next.
If you have a passport or other identity documents, you must give the documents to the police.
The police will return the passport to you when they have finished scanning it. You will also receive an asylum seeker card and a d-number from the police. When the police (police immigration unit) at the arrival centre have finished registering your application, they send your application to UDI. When UDI has received the application from the police, you will get an e-mail informing you of this.
Andrea shows and tells what will happen at the National Arrival Centre and after the registration.
Here is what happens while you wait for a decision on your application for collective protection after submitting it.