Guide to waiting time in family immigration cases


In order to tell you how long you have to wait for an answer to your application, we ask you to answer a few questions.

The information on this page is personalised for

The applicant is a citizen of : United States

What is the residence permit or citizenship of your family member in Norway?: Norwegian/Nordic citizen

What type of application have you submitted?: First time application (do not already have a family immigration permit)

What alternative describes your situation?: Have a spouse/registered partner in Norway

Where did you hand in your application?: With the police in Norway

Information for spouses 

Today it normally takes 5 months from you handed in your documents to the police until you get an answer to your application.

If you have children who also have applied for family immigration, will will process the children's application at the same time as yours. 

How long you have to wait may change. In that case, the new information will apply to you, even if you have been told a different waiting time previously. We update the information on this page once a month.

If the UDI has to make additional investigations, it may take longer until you get an answer. If you have been notified that you will be summoned for an interview with the police or at the embassy, it will normally take a total of 14 months from you handed in your documents to the police or at the embassy until you receive an answer. 


This information was last updated on 13 November 2018. It will be updated again on 18 December.  

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