What happens to my rights if I apply for renewal but do not get an appointment with the police before my permit expires?
The main rule is that you must attend an appointment and hand in your documents at the police no later than one month before your residence permit expires. Only then will your application have been submitted.
If you have a renewable permit and have attended your appointment at the police and submitted an application for renewal or permanent residence permit one month before your current permit expires at the latest, you have the same rights as your current permit.
If it is not possible to get an appointment with the police before this deadline due to a long waiting time, it is sufficient that you have registered the application online no later than 37 days before your permit expires. If you have applied later than this, UDI must assess concretely whether you can still get the same rights.
If you already have a permanent residence permit or permanent right of residence, you still have the same rights even if you do not have a valid residence card. For example, you still have the right to work, you have the same rights to receive benefits from NAV, and you are still registered as a resident in Norway in the National Population Register. The police also have access to records where they can see that you have a permanent residence permit or permanent right of residence. You should not travel abroad without a valid residence card.