If you have been expelled from Norway, you are subject to a prohibition on entering Norway for one, two or five years or permanently.
If this applies to you, you have either been deported from Norway by the police, or you have received a letter from the UDI informing you that you have been subject to a prohibition against entry.
You cannot return to Norway until the prohibition against entry has expired.
If you nevertheless wish to return to Norway before the prohibition against entry has expired, you have to submit an application.
The UDI can lift the prohibition against entry or allow you to come to Norway for a short visit. We will consider the grounds you state and your need to enter Norway in relation to the grounds for your expulsion.
Requirements for lifting of a prohibition against entry
There must be new circumstances in your case.
You must have a special reason for wanting to travel to Norway, for example that you are going to give evidence in court, attend a funeral or visit a seriously ill family member.
When can you apply?
Normally, it must be at least two years since you left Norway.
Do you plan to visit or move to another Schengen country?
If the UDI has issued a prohibition order (prohibition against entry) denying you entry to the whole Schengen area, and you now plan to visit or move to another Schengen country, you must contact the authorities in the country you wish to visit in order to apply to travel there. You do not need to contact the UDI.