Schengen Information System (SIS)

SIS is a system where the authorities of the Schengen countries can exchange information about individuals who have a duty to leave and a deadline for leaving the Schengen area, or who are prohibited from entering the Schengen area.

The purpose is, among other things, to check that the duty to return is complied with and to ensure joint external border control.

SIS allows the Schengen countries to exchange information about persons who do not have the right to enter or stay in the Schengen area.

If your application for a residence permit has been rejected, you have received an obligation to leave with a deadline for leaving. This duty to leave will be registered in SIS. The authorities in all Schengen countries can see that you are registered in SIS with a duty to leave the Schengen area.

If you are expelled from Norway, you will be banned from entering, and you can be registered in SIS. In that case, you cannot travel to other Schengen countries either. If you have a prohibition against entry to Norway, UDI will also decide whether you will be prohibited from entering all Schengen countries.

Individuals who are registered in SIS cannot enter or stay in the Schengen area.

You can ask to see what is registered about you in SIS

If you are registered in SIS, you have the right to know what information is registered about you. You cannot get information about other people.

If you want to know what information is registered about you in SIS, you must send a written inquiry to UDI.

To request access to information about you in SIS, you must:

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
P.O. Box 2098 Vika
0125 Oslo

You can read our privacy declaration for information on how UDI processes personal data.

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