If you have a Norwegian immigrant's passport or travel document for refugees, you must also hand in a separate application to renew 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. If you are abroad and did not apply for renewal before you left Norway, you risk that it will be difficult for you to return to Norway.
If you are abroad and did not apply for renewal before you left Norway, you risk that it will be difficult for you to return to Norway
It is not possible for you to get a new residence card until you have been granted a new residence permit. If you applied in time, we will send you a confirmation which shows that you have legal residence while you are waiting for an answer to your application.
There are no particular requirements for renewing a residence permit for protection.
There is no application fee.How to apply
This applies to people who have been granted a limited residence permit in Norway because there is doubt about their identity or because their identity has not been adequately documented.
If you have been given a residence permit due to protection against returning to your home country, it will be written in the decision letter which you received from the UDI that you have been given a residence permit which is limited, according to 'utlendingslovens §74'. In the letter it will also be stated why you were given this kind of permit.
There are no particular requirements for renewing your residence permit.
There is no application fee.
If you get a new residence permit, you will get the same type of residence permit as the one you have now. You will normally only be given a residence permit for seven months at a time.How to apply