Can I lose my residence permit?

In some cases, you may lose your 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Losing a permit means that UDI has decided that the residence permit is no longer valid.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:

  • do not study
  • live outside of Norway for more than a total of six months in one year
  • work more than your permit entitles you to

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