How to get a residence card if you applied on 16 April 2021 or later
What is a residence card?
A residence card is a plastic card in credit card format that proves that you have been granted a residence permit in Norway. The police will order a residence card for you.
Some applicants can get their residence card without meeting with the police again. If this applies to you, the police will send you the residence card in the mail, and you do not need to book an appointment. Read below who must meet with the police to get a residence card.
I have applied for protection (asylum) for the first time and have been granted a residence permit
If you have applied for asylum for the first time with the police, the police will contact you and give you an appointment. You must meet with the police, but you do not have to book an appointment yourself.
I have applied for a renewal of my residence permit, or I have applied for derived refugee status
You must book an appointment if you have a Norwegian alien's passport or travel document for refugees that has expired and that you have not already given to the police.
You should not book an appointment if you handed in your old travel document to the police when you applied. You also do not need to book an appointment if you have applied for derived refugee status and receive a travel document for the first time. The police will send the residence card to you in the mail.
What do you need to do to receive the card in the mail?
- Register as a new mail recipient in Norway at Posten (external website), if you have not already done so.
- Check that you are registered with the correct postal address at Posten (external website), if you are already registered as a postal recipient. The site requires login with BankID or MinID.
- Make sure you have your name on the mailbox, otherwise you will not receive the card. If the card gets lost in the mail, it will take some time before you can get a new one.
- You should not book trips abroad until you have received the new residence card.
How to book an appointment?
Booking an appointment in the Application Portal:
If you used the Application Portal to register your application, you can now log in here to book the appointment (external website).
Booking an appointment by phone:
If you did not use the Application Portal when you applied for a residence permit, you must instead call your local police district to book an appointment. You cannot call UDI to book an appointment.