New regulation on expulsion of foreigners without a residence permit


Due to the outbreak of Koronavirus, the UDI or the police can expel foreigners without a residence permit in Norway. Foreigners who have been expelled shall leave Norway without undue delay.

Published: 16.03.2020

Certain groups - including EEA nationals residing or working in Norway, and their family members living i Norway - cannot be dismissed under this regulation.

The regulation applies to foreigners arriving in Norway after 08.00 on Monday 16 March (external website). (link to norwegian content)

New visa handling instructions (external website). (link to norwegian content)
Due to the Koronavirus outbreak, Norway will now normally reject applications for a Schengen visa. Visas can only be granted in extraordinary situations.

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