What does an entry ban entail?
- If you have been expelled from Norway and/or the Schengen area, an entry ban is imposed for two, five years, ten years or permanently.
- The letter you have received from UDI states whether the entry ban 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 an entry ban has been imposed on you.
- You cannot return to Norway until the entry ban has expired. If the ban applies to the whole Schengen area, you must leave the Schengen area and cannot reenter the Schengen area until the entry ban has expired.
- If you nevertheless wish to return to Norway before the entry ban has expired, you have to submit an application.
- UDI can lift the entry ban or allow you to come to Norway for a short visit. We will consider the reasons you give 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 entry ban's expiration date. You must fulfil all requirements for a new residence permit (except for the requirement of not being subject to an entry ban) at the time when UDI reaches a decision on your family immigration case. Although a new permit can be granted before the entry ban expires, you cannot travel to Norway or Schengen until after the entry ban has expired.
Requirements for lifting an entry ban
- 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, one year must have passed since you left Norway.