Want to renew Family immigration

It is important that you apply for renewal in good time before your residence permit expires if you want to retain all your rights.

If you do not have F code, you need to do this

  1. Three months before your residence permit expires you should register your application form on the Application Portal and book an appointment with the police. There may be several weeks waiting time.
  2. Usually, you must go to your appointment with the police and hand in your documents no later than one month before your permit expires. Due to the corona-situation the police offices are closed. We understand that you can not do that now. If you have registered an application for renewal or permanent residence permit and paid fee on time (within seven days before the permit expires), then you can continue to work on the same conditions as before even if you are now not able to meet with the police. You must try to get a new hour when it again becomes possible to meet with the police.

You will then have the same rights as before relating to work, studies etc. while you are waiting for us to decide your application. You will retain these rights until you have received an answer to your application, even if your residence permit expires in the meantime. 

Even if you have applied in time, you may have trouble travelling in and out of Norway while waiting for your new permit. This is because you don’t have a valid residence card. Without the residence card, you can be stopped in the border control in other countries. You may also have trouble getting into Norway again when you return. 

How is your family situation?

  • The family situation has not changed

  • You and your spouse/cohabitant have separated and you have children together

  • You have become a widow/widower


Waiting time

Check how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a residence permit for family immigration. 

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