Residence permit on humanitarian grounds


If a person is granted a residence permit in Norway because of strong humanitarian considerations or because he or she has a special connection with Norway, this is called a residence permit on humanitarian grounds.

If an asylum seeker does not meet the requirements for a residence permit as a refugee, the UDI and UNE will always consider whether he or she instead meets the requirements for a residence permit because of strong humanitarian considerations or because he or she has a special connection with Norway.  

The requirements for being granted a residence permit on humanitarian grounds are stringent, and it is only in special cases that asylum seekers are granted such a permit. An asylum seeker normally has to have a passport to be granted such a residence permit

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