Want to renew Family immigration

It is important that you apply for renewal in good time before your residence permit expires if you want to retain all your rights.

If you do not have an F code, you need to do this

  1. The waiting times to get an appointment with the police can be very long. You must register the application in the Application Portal and book an appointment with the police at least three months before your residence permit expires.

  2. Usually, no later than one month before your residence permit expires, you must attend your appointment with the police and hand in your documents. Only then is your application submitted. If you have a renewable residence permit and you apply on time, you can work and stay in Norway as before, until you receive an answer to the application. This applies even if your residence permit expires while you wait. 

  3. Due to the corona situation, some applicants do not get an appointment with the police to hand in the application documents on time, even though they have sent the application itself electronically and paid the fee well in advance. If the first available appointment is after your permit expires, you still have the same rights as before if you register the application for renewal in the Application Portal at least seven days before the permit expires.

Even if you have applied in time, you may have trouble traveling in and out of Norway while waiting for your new permit. This is because you don’t have a valid residence card. Without the residence card, you can be stopped in the border control in other countries. You may also have trouble getting into Norway again when you return. 

How is your family situation?

  • The family situation has not changed

  • You and your spouse/cohabitant have separated and you have children together

  • You have become a widow/widower


Waiting time

Check how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a residence permit for family immigration. 

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