Resettlement refugees (quota refugees)


Resettlement refugees are usually people who are registered as refugees by the UNHCR, but who cannot be offered a permanent solution in the country they are currently in and who are therefore offered resettlement in a third country.

For many refugees, it is impossible to return to their home country or to be integrated in the country where they are staying. Read more about the guidelines for the work on resettlement refugees at udiregelverk.no.

It is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that submits the applications for resettlement refugees, and it is the UDI that decides who gets to come to Norway. We organise the journey for them and decide in advance which municipality they will live in.

  • The quota is decided politically

  • Selection mission cases

  • Dossier cases

  • Urgent cases and medical cases

  • Travel to Norway

  • What do the police do?

  • What does the Directorate of Taxes do?

  • The introduction scheme

  • Residence

  • Family immigration