Rejection of an appliation for permission for a long term stay outside Norway

In the decision it will be stated why your application was rejected.

You are entitled to appeal the decision

  • The deadline for appealing is normally three weeks from the date when you received the decision.
  • As a rule, the appeal must be in writing and signed and state the reason for your appeal.
  • You can submit the appeal to the police, the foreign service mission or the UDI.
  • If the UDI does not grant your appeal, it will be forwarded to the Immigration Appeals Board, which will consider it.

What you need to do now

  • If you applied at least six months before the expiry of the two-year deadline, you must return to Norway within two weeks of receiving the rejection to avoid losing your permanent residence permit.
  • If you applied less than six months before the expiry of the deadline, you will lose your permanent residence permit. You can appeal a decision revoking your right to permanent residence.