a residence permit in Norway for family immigration with your spouse or cohabitant, or
a residence card for family members of an EU/EEA national
Your spouse or cohabitant must be Norwegian, a Nordic national, hold a permanent residence permit or a residence permit that can be made permanent, or be registered as an EU/EEA national in Norway.
You or your child must have been abused by your spouse or cohabitant while you were living together in Norway, or by someone you and your spouse/cohabitant have lived with, or by your family-in-law. Abuse is to use threats, coercion or violence, or to restrict someone's freedom. Abuse can be physical, emotional or sexual.
You must have left your spouse or cohabitant.
The abuse you have experienced must in principle be serious or repeated incidents. If the violence concerns less serious incidents, it must have taken place on several occasions and make up a pattern.
You will be summoned to an interview by the police. At the interview you should talk about everything that you have been subjected to, when and how it happened, and how it has affected you. An interpreter will translate the conversation between you and the police.
There is no application fee.
There is no requirement that you have your own income.