You can lose your permanent residence permit

Losing a permit means that UDI has decided that the residence permit is no longer valid. It may mean that you are no longer allowed to live in Norway or that you will be granted a new residence permit, and your residence period in Norway will restart.

There may be different reasons why you lose your residence permit, for example, if you:

  • have stayed outside Norway for a continuous period of two years or for a total period of two years during a four-year period (if you wish to stay abroad for more than two years, you must apply for this)
  • have provided incorrect information in your case

Here you will find more information about revoking a permanent residence permit.