Want to apply Lifting a prohibition against entry according to the EU/EEA regulations
Lifting a prohibition against entry
Application requirementsHow to apply
What does a prohibition against entry mean?
- If you have been expelled from Norway, you are subject to a prohibition from entering Norway for two, five years, ten 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 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.
- 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 as well as public order and safety concerns.
- 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 fulfill the 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 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 one year since you left Norway.