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Hensikten med brevet er å minne britiske borgere som enda ikke har søkt om en oppholdstillatelse etter Brexit-regelverket om å søke. Hvis du allerede har søkt om oppholdstillatelse etter Brexit, trenger du ikke å gjøre noe.
Hvis du er britisk borger og folkeregistrert i Norge vil du motta et brev fra UDI i løpet av de neste to månedene. Brevet forteller deg hva du og dine familiemedlemmer må gjøre før 31.desemer for at dere skal ha rett til å fortsette å bo i Norge etter Brexit.
Brevene blir sendt ut puljevis i løpet av de to neste månedene, så det kan ta opptil 40 dager før du mottar brevet. Hvis du er registrert med en e-postadresse i folkeregisteret vil du motta brevet på e-post. Hvis du ikke er registret med en e-postadresse, kommer brevet i vanlig post.
This letter has been sent to you as you are registered in the database of foreign nationals (UDB) as residing in Norway with UK nationality status. This letter outlines action you must take by 31 December 2021. If you have received this letter and you are not a UK national, the information may still be relevant for your family members. All members of your family who are not Norwegian citizens should check the guidance at www.udi.no/brexit This includes family members who are EU- or EEA-citizens and children. Norwegian and dual UK-Norwegian nationals do not need to take any action.
If you have already completed the application process or ordered a residence card, you should follow the instructions given to you by your local Police. If you have not received an email after three weeks, please check your email junk mail. Please ignore this letter if it does not apply to you or your family members.
The UK left the EU and EEA on 31 January 2020. If you were legally residing in Norway before the transition period ended on 31 December 2020, your right to continue to reside in Norway is protected under the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement. This means that you can continue to live, work and study in Norway broadly as you did before.
The Separation Agreement (SA) protects residency rights for UK nationals in Norway. To secure this right, you must take action to apply for a permit or order a residence card before 31 December 2021. This letter confirms what the residence card should look like. If you have already received your residence card, please check that the information stated on it is the same as the example below. If you have questions about your card please contact your local Police.
UK nationals who were not legally resident in Norway by 31 December 2020 must apply for a residence permit from UDI as a third country national (non-EU citizen) if they want to continue residing in Norway.
All UK nationals, including children, must as soon as possible, and at the latest by 31 December 2021, apply for a new residence card from UDI. The process to get your new card depends on what residence permit you currently have. When you have completed this process, you will receive your new residence card in the post.
If you do not have a permanent residence permit (permanent oppholdstillatelse or bosettingstillatelse), you must apply for a residence permit and the new residence card under the Norwegian Brexit regulations. If you have the permanent right to reside status (oppholdsrett or varig oppholdsrett), you are in this category.
You must complete and submit the permit application form on UDI’s online application portal by 31 December 2021. You will receive an email confirming your application has been received and later you will be invited to book an appointment with your local Police.
If you have a permanent residence permit (permanent oppholdstillatelse or bosettingstillatelse), you already have the right to residence in Norway. You will still need to obtain a residence card under the Norwegian Brexit regulations that looks like the card below to prove your residency rights.
You must complete the form to order the card on UDI’s online application portal by 31 December 2021. You will receive an automatic email inviting you to book an appointment at your local Police station.
If you have not received a response to your citizenship application by 31 August 2021 or your application has been refused, you should apply for the new residence permit or order a residence card.
This is an example of the new residence card:
All UK nationals under the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement must apply for a new residence card as soon as possible and latest by 31 December 2021.
The following British citizens are not in scope of the Separation Agreement; British Nationals (Overseas), British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC), British Overseas Citizen (BOC); British Subject, British Protected Person.
If you need assistance to complete the application process or have questions, please visit the UDI site www.udi.no/brexit or contact the UDI information service. The service is open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday. You can reach UDI by calling (+47) 23 35 16 00.
For more information about residing in Norway as a UK national please visit the UK Government’s guide (eksternt nettsted).
Please help us reach UK nationals in Norway by sharing this information with other UK nationals you know.