If you come to Norway as an asylum seeker and you are under the age of 18 years, you will be given a representative (guardian) when you register at the police. Your representative is an adult who will act in your parents’ stead and look after your rights in Norway, both legally and financially.
After you have registered with the police, you may have to go to the UDI to have a conversation with the arrival unit. Here we will ask you some questions that you need to answer, in order for us to know how to process your application. We may also ask for your consent to conduct an age examination.
Your age decides where you will live while your application is being processed:
The age you say you are to the police is the age that decides where you will live. If an age examination finds that the age you said is incorrect, this may have consequences for your application and where you will live.