If the main reason the applicant has married or become engaged is that he or she wants to come to Norway, this is called a marriage of convenience. (The 'applicant' is the person who wishes to be granted a residence permit in Norway)
Entering into such marriages is a criminal offence for both spouses.
In order to investigate whether a marriage is a marriage of convenience, we will, for example, check
If the UDI believes that the marriage is a marriage of convenience, the applicant's application will be rejected and he or she can be expelled from Norway and other Schengen countries for at least two years.
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