Lifting a prohibition entry Ukraine
What does a prohibition against entry mean?
- If you have been expelled from Norway and/or the Schengen area, you are subject to a prohibition on entering Norway for a number of years (1, 2, 5 or 10 years) or permanently.
- The letter you have received from UDI states whether the prohibition against entry applies to Norway or to the entire Schengen area.
- You may have been registered in the Schengen Information System (SIS).
- If this applies to you, you have either been deported from Norway by the police, or you have received a letter from 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 the prohibition against entry applies to the whole Schengen area, you must leave the Schengen area and cannot enter the Schengen area 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.
- 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.
- If you have been expelled from Norway for a period of two or five years, and you have children in Norway with Norwegian citizenship, residence permit or right of residence according to the EU/EEA regulations, you can apply for family immigration within six months of the date when the prohibition against entry expires. You must fulfil all requirements for a new residence permit, except for the requirement of not being subject to a prohibition against entry, at the time UDI makes a decision in the case of family immigration. Although a new permit can be granted before the prohibition against entry expires, you cannot travel to Norway and Schengen until after the prohibition against entry has expired.
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.
How to apply
1. Gather the necessary documents
- your passport or other proof of identity and a copy of all the pages in your passport
- documentation of the date of departure from Norway, for example an exit stamp in your passport or tickets that shows when you left Norway
- documentation showing the reasons why you want to travel to Norway, for example a medical certificate or a summons to attend a court case
- if you were expelled from Norway because of criminal offences, you must submit a new, dated certificate of good conduct from the country where you live now.
The documents must be in Norwegian or English. If you submit documents in other languages, you must enclose a translation by an authorised translator.
2. Fill in your application
Fill in the form Application to lift a prohibition on entry (pdf, 893 kB)
3. Hand in your application or send it in the mail
Due to the situation in Ukraine you do not need to hand in your application documents in person at a Visa Application Centre in Ukraine. You may choose to hand in your application to lift a prohibition entry in person at a Visa Application Centre in another country, for example in Turkey, Kosovo, Azerbaijan or Serbia, or another country.
If you do not have the opportunity to hand in your application in person at a VFS centre, you can send your application and copies of your documents in the mail to
Postboks 2098 Vika
You must write your name and DUF-number on a sheet of paper and include it in the envelope.