Rejection of permanent residence permit and temporary permit, and a decision that you must leave Norway
In the decision it will be stated why your application was rejected, and why you must leave Norway.
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 or the UDI.
- If the UDI does not grant your appeal, it will be forwarded to the Immigration Appeals Board, which will consider it.
- It is sufficient that you submit the appeal before the deadline. If you appeal so late that it could be unclear whether you have appealed within the deadline, you should state the date on which you received the decision and the reason why you did not receive it in time.
In certain cases, you can stay in Norway while we consider your appeal
- If you have applied for a permanent residence permit before your previous residence permit expired, and you appeal within the deadline, you are entitled to stay in Norway while we consider your appeal ('deferred implementation of the decision').
- If you have applied for a permanent residence permit after your previous residence permit expired, you must appeal the decision within the deadline and at the same time ask to be permitted to stay in Norway while we consider your appeal ('deferred implementation of the decision'). The UDI will then decide whether you can stay in Norway while we consider your appeal.
What happens now?
- As a rule, you must leave Norway by the deadline stated in your decision unless you appeal the decision. If you hold a valid permit in another Schengen country, you are entitled to travel there. If you do not, you must leave the Schengen area.
- You can apply to the police district where you live for an extension of the deadline for leaving Norway.
- You must go to the police in person with a valid ticket and travel document, so that they can check that you will actually leave the country.
- You must pay your own expenses in connection with your return journey. This also includes any expenses incurred by the state in connection with your departure from Norway. To pay such expenses, you must contact the police district that was responsible for escorting you out of Norway. If you do not settle such debt, you may be rejected if you try to enter Norway at a later date. It can also lead to your application being rejected should you later apply for a visa or residence permit.
- You can apply for help to return from the International Organization for Migration (IOM, external website) if there are special circumstances that mean that you need help to return home. If you apply for assisted voluntary return before the deadline for leaving Norway, you can stay in Norway until your application has been decided.
- If you do not leave by the deadline, a decision will be made to expel you. If you do not hold a residence permit in another Schengen country or there are no grounds for you to stay in another Schengen country, the prohibition against entry will apply to the whole Schengen area.
- If you do not leave by the deadline, or if the police have reason to believe that you will not leave the country, they can order you to report periodically, confiscate your passport or other travel documents, or arrest and detain you.