Residence permit for victims of abuse
You book an appointment
You book an appointment to hand in your application.
Interview with the police
The police interview you about what you have been subjected to.
You are waiting for the decision
Your case is forwarded to UDI
The police forward your application to UDI for processing.
UDI considers the case
We consider whether we have the information we need. Sometimes we need to collect more information.
UDI makes a decision in your case
When we have the information we need, we make a decision whether to grant or reject the application.
You have received the decision
If you have been granted a permit
Most residence permits are granted for three years.
If your application is rejected
If your application is rejected, you can appeal the decision. When you appeal UDI will reconsider your case. UDI can either grant your appeal or forward it to the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) for consideration.
If you do not appeal, you must leave Norway.
UNE makes a decision in your case
UNE will consider your case again, and either reject or grant your appeal.
You leave Norway
If UNE also rejects your appeal, there are no other possibilities of appeal. In that case, you must leave Norway.