If you have been granted a limited permit, the headline of the decision letter you receive will read 'limited residence permit'.
It is important for the Norwegian authorities to know who is in the country. That is why we usually only grant a residence permit if you have presented an identity document and we have no good reason do doubt your identity.
In some cases, we nevertheless believe that there are strong grounds for granting a residence permit. This could be if particularly strong humanitarian considerations exist in relation to the situation of a child, or because of serious health problems. You can then be granted a limited permit that gives you the possibility to document or substantiate your identity at a later time.
If your permit is limited it normally means that
Norwegian law requires you to cooperate with the Norwegian authorities and obtain the information we request. The decision states what we require from you. You can be granted a permit without limitations once you have met the requirements set out in the decision.
To have the limitations on your permit lifted, you must apply for renewal of your residence permit and submit documentation of your identity. Your decision will state which identity documents you must submit