Have been granted an immigrant's passport for a single journey
Questions and answers
How will I receive the reply?
Once your application has been considered, you will receive a letter in the post. If you have authorised someone to represent you in connection with your case, or if you have a lawyer, this person will be notified and must then inform you.
How will I get my immigrant's passport?
- You must contact the police immigration office where you live. Some places you have to book an appointment. If you used the Application Portal to register your application, you can now log in to the Application Portal to book an appointment (external website). You first choose your application for an immigrant's passport/travel document, and then book the appointment under the header 'Has your application already been granted?'.
- At the police station, you have to sign and have your fingerprints and photo taken. Children under the age of three must bring a passport photo.
- The police will order the immigrant's passport for you and you will receive it by mail. When you are at the police station, you can ask how long it will take before you get your immigrant's passport.
- Your immigrant's passport must be renewed. You must remember to apply for renewal in very good time before the old one is expiring. Please see our updated guide to waiting times for applications. If your immigrant's passport is damaged, you must also renew it. Your immigrant's passport normally expires on the same date as your residence permit. You have to hand in two applications; one to renew your residence permit and another one to renew your immigrant's passport.
- If you have a residence permit that is limited due to doubt about identity, you can apply for a new residence permit as soon as you have got the ID documents UDI has asked for. You do not need to wait until your immigrant's passport soon expires.
What can I use my immigrant's passport for?
- With an immigrant's passport for a single journey, you can normally travel to all countries except your home country. This will be stated in your passport.
- If you have been granted an immigrant's passport that is also valid for a journey to your home country, it will be stated in your passport that it is valid for journeys to all countries.
- You must always check whether you need a visa to enter the country you plan to visit and whether the country will accept your immigrant's passport. You can ask the country's embassy whether you will need a visa if you have a 'Norwegian immigrant's passport'.
What if I obtain a passport from my home country?
If you obtain a passport from your home country, UDI will conclude that you no longer need your Norwegian travel document. The police will then revoke your travel document, and you will not be issued a new one.
What if I travel to my home country with an immigrant's passport?
If your immigrant's passport is not valid for journeys to your home country
- You risk being stopped at the border and denied entry.
- If UDI is notified that you have used your immigrant's passport in your home country, you will normally not be issued a new one. This is because the Norwegian authorities believe that if you visit your home country, it should also be possible for you to obtain a passport from this country.
If your travel document is valid for journeys to all countries
- If your immigrant's passport is valid for journeys to all countries, you can also use it to visit your home country. You must always check whether the country you plan to visit will accept your immigrant's passport.