What does it mean to be expelled?
- If you are expelled, you will be subject to an entry ban. You cannot stay in Norway as long as the ban is in force.
- The entry ban may be for two years, five years, ten years or permanent.
- If you are staying in Norway, the entry ban period is calculated from the date when you leave Norway. If you are staying outside Norway, it is calculated from the date stated in the decision.
Grounds for expulsion
You can be expelled if:
- you have committed a crime under Norwegian law and
- you are a serious threat to public order and security.
What considerations are made in expulsion cases?
When UDI decides whether or not to expel you, and the duration of your entry ban, we consider how serious the criminal offence was and how much of an impact an expulsion would be on your life.
UDI will consider whether you should not be expelled, or whether a shorter entry ban should be imposed, if you
- have stayed in Norway for more than five years (have a permanent right of residence)
- have lived in Norway for more than ten years
- have children, a cohabitant or spouse in Norway
- have children in Norway and meet the requirements for family immigration with your child
Can you return to Norway after an expulsion?
- You may return to Norway once the entry ban has expired.
- If you wish to return to Norway to visit or stay here before the entry ban has expired, you must apply to have the entry ban lifted.