Want to renew Protection (asylum)

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

What you need to do

  1. Three months before your residence permit expires you should call the police and book an appointment. There may be several weeks waiting time.
  2. No later than one month before your residence permit expires you must go to the police at the time you have booked and hand in your application form and documents. The application will not be submitted until you have done this. 

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. 

It is not possible for you to get a new residence card until you have been granted a new residence permit.  If you need a confirmation that you have legal residence in Norway, you can order this from the UDI.


Case processing times

Check how long the UDI takes to process applications for residence permits for protection (asylum)