Independent residence permit for victims of violence
There are different types of residence permits that you may apply for if you have been the victim of physical or emotional violence.
- If you hold a family immigration permit or a residence card for family members of EU/EEA citizens, and you have been a victim of abuse, you may apply for a residence permit for victims of abuse.
- If you have children in Norway whom you live with or whom you have access rights to, you can apply for family immigration with your child.
- If your marriage is annulled because you have been pressured or forced to marry (forced marriage), it may mean that you are entitled to a residence permit on an independent basis.
- If the person you were granted family immigration with has been granted protection in Norway, it is possible that you already hold a residence permit on an independent basis.
- If it is unreasonable to demand that you return to your home country because, for example, it is difficult to live there as a divorcee, you maybe entitled to a residence permit.
- In very special situations, you may be granted residence on the grounds of strong humanitarian considerations.
- If you fear that you will be subjected to violence and abuse in your home country, you can apply for protection (asylum).