You can apply if you:
Having found a place to live means that you either have been given a place to live
Unaccompanied minors are not covered by the scheme for a temporary alternative to an asylum reception centre. They can get help from a representative to apply for an alternative reception place according to the ordinary scheme.
1. Use this form if you have found housing yourself and have received a confirmation on an agreement that you may live there from the municipality (rapid procedure form).
2. Use this form if you have found housing yourself but have not contacted the municipality where the accommodation is located (regular form).
Use this form only when you fill in the form together with the municipality. In this form, the municipality must sign inside the form at the same time as you. Therefore, it is important that you only use this form by agreement with the municipality.
You must use this form if you have found housing yourself but have not yet agreed with the municipality that you may live there.
Each family that will be living together should only fill out one application form.
One person in each household must fill in this application form as the main applicant. This person becomes our main contact person in the family. When we say 'You' in this application form, we mean this main applicant.
On page 4 of the form, you must give us information about all the other family members who will live together with you in Norway.
Please note that anyone over the age of 18 can submit a separate application form if they prefer.
To log in, you must use the ID-porten (BankID or Buypass (external website). If you have your own login in the ID-porten, please use this. If you do not have it, you can log in and fill out the application together with a person you trust.
If you need to fill out the form several times, just log in with the same user with the same link as you will find on this page. The form will open as you left it.
Everyone above the age of 18 who applies through this form, must sign inside this online application form. The private person or the contact person for the organisation / municipality who offers the housing also has to sign inside this form.
Each and every one of you must sign by drawing with your finger or the mouse pointer on the screen.
It may be a punishable offence to sign on behalf of someone else without their consent.
We ask the municipality to confirm information about where you will live and that they accept that you live in the municipality.
For your protection, you will not receive an email confirmation when you submit this application.
Due to the same concern, you will not be given any information before your application is processed.
The reply will either be sent by post to you or your digital post box, should you choose to create one. You can find the “Gateway to digital public services” guide here (external website).
UDI gives money to the municipality where you are going to live. If you need financial support, you must contact the municipality to determine how the municipality intends to solve your situation. UDI cannot answer this.
If we reject your application, you cannot appeal the rejection.
If you have applied for private housing (alternative to reception centre), you will receive an answer when your application has been processed. Unfortunately, UDI cannot predict the waiting time until you receive a response. We work continuously with the applications.
Usually, UDI will grant all rapid procedure applications to private housing (alternative to reception centre) received in March and April with retroactive effect. This means that compensation will be given for the municipality's expenses in connection with people who have lived privately during this period. The compensation is paid for whole months, and the compensation will be given from 1 March in these cases.
Please note that applications submitted from 1 May will not have a retroactive effect. From 1 May, a subsidy will be granted from the date the application was submitted.
Please note that you must use the electronic application form available on this page to apply for private housing (alternative to reception centre).
However, UDI will process your paper application if you used the paper form to apply for private housing. We process paper applications in the same way as we process electronic applications. The processing of paper applications may take longer than electronic applications. In addition, you must calculate postal service.
You must choose which form applies to you.
1. Use this form if you have found housing yourself and have received confirmation that you may live there from the municipality (quick procedure form (external website).
2. Use this form if you have found housing yourself but have not contacted the municipality where the accommodation is located (standard form (external website).
Read more about login here.
You can find the form by following the same link as last time from the application page:
You must log in with the same user on ID-porten, and then your form will be there with the answers you have already filled in. If you log in and find a blank form, not the one you already started filling in, you can check:
If you do not have access to ID porten, you can ask a person you trust to log in to fill out the application form. Here you can read more about login.
It does not have to be the applicant who is logged in himself.
If you know that the person trying to log in has a login in ID-porten and it does not work, try changing the browser. The application form will not work if you use Internet Explorer, so you should try Chrome, Firefox or Edge. If it still does not work, please call support at the ID port on 800 30300 (ID-porten support).
If you cannot fill in the information in the application form, please call our information service at +47 21 49 32 84 for help or to report errors.
If you have filled out the application form and are unable to submit it, check the following:
When you log in to ID-porten, and stay inactive for 20 minutes, you will automatically be logged out. You will receive a notification that you will be logged out soon if you do not renew the session.
To re-enter the same form, you must follow the link to the form again from udi.no and log in with the same user as to when you started filling in the application form.