Please check the information about waiting times for applications for protection, renewal of protection or protection and travel documents for family members of refugees here.
The waiting time may change, and we update the information once a month. Unfortunately, we do not have other information to provide you if you call us. If your application has taken longer than stated on the website, you can contact us.
If you have questions about if your case can be moved to the front of the queue (be given priority), use our guide for information about in which cases you can request to be given priority.
When you send us documents regarding your asylum application, you have to send us the documents by post.
You must call the police where you live and book an appointment. You can find information about how to contact the police on their website (external website).
To find information about your police district and contact information, go to the bottom of the page linked to above and write the name of the municipality where you live. Then you choose your meeting place from the options that are listed for your municipality.
If you have questions about appointments, you must contact the police. Unfortunately, UDI cannot help you get an appointment with the police.
You will find information about the process of applying for protection in several different languages at asylinfo.no (external website).
In some cases, you can get a temporary work permit. See the requirements and how you apply for a temporary permit to work while waiting for an answer to your application for protection.
What you are entitled to depend on your situation.
If you do not live in a reception centre now, you can find information about moving to one here.
You will find information for those who live in or want to stay in an asylum reception centre here (external website).
You will find information about how to apply for a renewal of your permit here. UDI recommends that you start the process three months before your permit expires.
When you need an appointment with the police, you must call the police where you live to book an appointment (external website).
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