You have refugee status and have travelled to your home country
If you have refugee status and voluntarily have travelled to your home country, UDI will consider whether you will lose your residence permit. We will then assess the reason why you travelled to your home country to determine what will happen to your residence permit.
When UDI considers whether you will lose your permanent residence permit, we always consider if you can be granted a different kind of residence permit.
If you lose your permanent residence permit, but you are not granted a new residence permit on other grounds, you must leave Norway.
This happens when we consider if you will lose your permanent residence permit:
- You will receive a letter that explains that we are consider if you will lose your permanent residence permit. The letter will explain why we are considering this.
- In the letter you will also be informed that you have the right to explain your situation. You will be informed how to do this. You may be assisted by a lawyer.
- In some cases, UDI or the police will have a conversation with you where you will explain yourself. If you are summoned to a conversation, we recommend that you show up.
- You will get the costs for a lawyer covered, but you have to find the lawyer yourself. You can for example use one of the lawyers on UDI’s list of lawyers.
- If we decide that you are going to lose your residence permit, you can appeal to the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) (external website).