I have been expelled, but I have children in Norway. Can I apply for family immigration before the entry ban expires?
Yes, you can apply for family immigration if you
- have been expelled from Norway for a period of two or five years,
- you have children in Norway with Norwegian citizenship, residence permit or right of residence according to the EU/EEA regulations.
You can apply for family immigration as early as six months before the prohibition against entry expires.
One of the conditions for applying for family immigration is that you cannot have an entry ban to Norway. Even if you have an entry ban, you can still submit an application for family immigration as early as six months before the entry ban expires.
Even if you are granted a family immigration permit before the prohibition against entry expires, you cannot travel to Norway and other Schengen countries until after the prohibition against entry has expired.