I am a Ukrainian citizen. How can I travel legally into Norway?
This information applies only for entry into Norway and does not encompass travel through other countries. You must check the rules that apply for border crossings for Ukrainian citizens without a biometric passport or ID documents in other countries you have to pass through on your way to Norway. Unfortunately, the Norwegian authorities and UDI cannot answer questions about rules beyond Norway's borders.
The information about legal entry applies for all Ukrainian citizens, regardless of whether you travel alone, with a group or with family living in Norway.
If you are going to apply for protection (asylum)
If your purpose for travelling to Norway is to apply for protection, you can apply for protection when you reach the Norwegian border.
If you do not have a passport, biometric passport, visa or other ID documents, you can still apply for protection in Norway if you are already in Norway or have reached the Norwegian border.
Norwegian authorities no longer consider Ukraine a safe country. Due to the situation in Ukraine, Norway may grant people fleeing the war in Ukraine temporary collective protection.
If you are not going to apply for protection (asylum)
If you are not planning to apply for protection in Norway, the usual entry rules apply to you.
- If you have a biometric passport from Ukraine, you can travel to Norway visa-free. Children must also have a biometric passport to enter Norway without a visa, even if traveling with parents who have a biometric passport.
- If you do not have a biometric passport, you must have a visa, residence permit or residence card in Norway. This applies to adults and children alike.
Because of the crisis in your home country, UDI has suspended the obligation to return for Ukrainian citizens in Norway until further notice. Even if you do not have legal residence in Norway, you will not be deported from Norway currently. You can continue to stay in Norway until further notice without ramifications.