Deportation means being escorted out of Norway by the police.
People who do not have legal residence in Norway or who have received an expulsion decision from the UDI can be deported.
The National Police Immigration Service is responsible for deportations, sometimes in cooperation with a local police district in Norway.
If you have been deported by the police and you wish to return to Norway later, you first have to pay the costs of your deportation. In order to find out how much money you owe and how to pay this debt, please call the National Police Immigration Service (PU), telephone number +47 22 34 24 00.
Definition of terms
Expulsion:to receive a decision from the UDI stating that you are expelled from Norway for one or more years. You will then be subject to a prohibition against entry and cannot return to Norway until the prohibition against entry has expired.
Rejection of entry: to be refused entry into Norway or to be notified by the Norwegian authorities that you have to leave Norway. A rejection is only a temporary prohibition. You can return to Norway later.
Deportation: to be escorted out of Norway by the police. If the police escort you out of Norway you must pay the costs of your deportation before you may return to Norway. You cannot be granted a residence permit if you owe money for your deportation.