Norwegian Police and the UDI Immigration Department

News & Daily updated info from UDI. If you planning to apply for protection (asylum) as a refugee inside Norway, there is official information on the Norwegian Police Website and the Immigration UDI Website.

If your purpose of travelling to Norway is to apply for protection, you can apply for protection when you reach the Norwegian border. Suppose you do not have a passport, biometric passport, visa or other ID documents. In that case, you can still apply for protection in Norway if you are already in Norway or have reached the Norwegian border.

Norwegian authorities no longer consider Ukraine a safe country. Due to the situation in Ukraine, the government reports that Norway will grant Ukrainians temporary collective protection in Norway. The scheme will apply to Norway in coordination with other countries in Europe, and we will post more information when we know more.

Because of the crisis in your home country, UDI has suspended the obligation to return for Ukrainian citizens in Norway until further notice. Even if you do not have legal residence in Norway, you will not be deported and sent out of Norway now. You can continue to stay in Norway until further notice, without any consequences for you.

UDI – The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration

Utlendingsdirektoratet – UDI Oslo, address: Innspurten 11, 0663 Oslo

Do you need someone to talk to?

Many people who contact UDI now are afraid and worried to the extent that it may affect their mental health. If this applies to you, there are several emergency phone services where you can call:

Kirkens SOS-telefonPhone: 22 40 00 40

Hjelpetelefonen – Mental Helse  – Phone 116 123

Kors på Halsen – Røde KorsPhone 80 03 33 21

Oppsporingstjenesten – Røde Kors – Phone 22 05 40 00