If you are a victim of forced marriage, you can get help. You can be provided with safe accommodation at an emergency shelter, get help from child welfare services, receive guidance and legal assistance to report it to the police and have the marriage annulled.
A forced marriage, or a child marriage, will as a general rule not be approved as grounds for family reunification as a spouse.
UDI can reject an application for family immigration if we believe that you or your spouse is a victim or forced marriage, or if you provide us with such information.
You are the one to decide if the applicant is going to come to Norway on family immigration with you. If you do not want the applicant to come to Norway, it is important that you let us know. UDI will then reject the application. You do not need to give any reason for why you do not want the applicant to come to Norway.
If you have come to Norway after being granted family immigration with your spouse, you can apply for a residence permit in Norway for yourself if your marriage is annulled because it was a forced marriage.