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Unfortunately, you cannot contact UDI to book an appointment, and you should not show up at UDI. Only the police/embassy/VFS application center has access to their calendar for appointment bookings.
Suppose you are to submit an application for a residence permit or visa and live abroad. In that case, you must apply to a Visa Application Centre (VFS) or an embassy.
If you live in Norway and are about to apply or order a residence card, you must report to the police or the Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA) (external website).Log in to book/change an appointment
Everyone who applies from Norway and has sent an application electronically must also book an appointment electronically by logging in here.
This applies to most applicants.
Some applications can only be filled out on paper. If you have sent a paper application to UDI and therefore do not have an electronic case, you must contact the police where you live directly to book an appointment.
These applications can only be filled in on paper:
Unfortunately, you cannot contact the UDI to book an appointment. Only the police have access to the booking calendar.
Most people must book an appointment with the police by logging in.
If you have an old application, you can follow the link at the top of the logged-in page to see if it is in the old application portal. Make sure you log in with the correct user.
If a booking button does not appear on the receipt page, it means that there are currently no free appointments at your meeting place. In this case, you must check again later to see if free appointments have been posted.
If you have received an e-mail from the police, then follow the information you have received in the e-mail.
When you fill in your application electronically, you select the country you are applying from. You will then receive information about which embassy is responsible for receiving your application and sending it to UDI. On the receipt page of the application, there will in most cases be information about where you must meet.
On the website of the embassy or VFS application centre, you will find information on how to hand in your application documents. At some meeting points, you must book an appointment, while at other meeting points you can meet directly.
When filling in the online application form, please choose the embassy or consulate closest to you. When handing in your documents on the checklist, please go to the embassy/consulate you selected in the application form or the Norwegian embassy or consulate-general which is easiest for you to get to (external website). You must book an appointment in advance.
When you booked your appointment, you will have received a confirmation of the time and date by email, sent from the email address email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot find this email, you can log in and select the application to find the appointment.
If you are having problems and you are not able to find the details of your appointment, please contact the office where you have booked the appointment (the police, a Service centre for foreign workers (SUA), the embassy or the VFS Application Centre).
If the calendar is not visible, or you are informed that there are no available appointments when you have logged in and entered your application, we ask you to please check again later.
Many police districts have long waiting times. You can choose your local police station and see the information that they share about appointments here. (external website)
Unfortunately, you cannot contact UDI to book an appointment. Only the police have access to the booking calendar.
If you have booked an appointment which you cannot attend, you can change it to another date. To do this, you must log in and enter the application. Then press the “change” button and select a new appointment. You will receive an email confirming the new appointment.
If you have already booked an appointment and want to change it, the “change” button on the receipt page will only be visible if there are free appointments. If you do not see the “change” button, it means that there are no free appointments to change to now. If you are unable to attend the appointment you have booked, you must cancel it. You must then log in later to see if there are any free appointments to book.
Only the police have access to the booking calendar. Unfortunately, you therefore cannot contact UDI to book or change an appointment.
Unfortunately, the UDI cannot answer questions regarding the police’s waiting times for booking an appointment. Only the police have access to the booking calendar. You can find more information about waiting times on the police’s website (external website)
No, you must book an appointment with the police closest to where you live. If there are several police stations accepting applications in the police district you belong to, you must choose one of those as a meeting place when filling in your application.
After you have sent the application, it is unfortunately not possible to change the meeting place. The application is sent exclusively to the police station you chose and is not accessible for other police stations. If there are no free appointments at the meeting place you selected, you must check for free appointments later.
If you have chosen the wrong meeting place, you must fill in, send, and pay for a new application. In the new application, you must choose the right meeting place. If you paid a fee for the first application, you must contact the police you sent the first application to and request a refund.
If you have already filled in the electronic application and have paid any potential fees, the application will be marked «completed». Then, it is not possible to change the information you have submitted in the electronic application.
It is also not possible to change your appointment location or book an appointment at another location to submit documents. If you have applied to the wrong location, you must reapply and possibly ask the police or the embassy to refund the fee on your first application.
The embassy or the police can edit minor errors in the information in the application when you attend your booked appointment. You must bring written information about what you want the embassy/police to change for you.
Many applicants do not have to meet twice with the police now. If you are a citizen of a country outside of the EU/EEA and provided biometric identifiers when you handed in the application, you do not need to meet with the police again after a decision is made in your case. For many applicants, the police can order a residence card without the applicant meeting a second time in the same case. The letter you receive together with the decision, will inform you whether you must meet with the police again or not.
Persons who still must book a follow-up appointment are:
If you need to book a new appointment after you have received a decision from the UDI/police, you must do this by logging in and selecting the application.
Each person must book their own appointment. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the place where you are going to meet.
The application fee can only be refunded if you have not yet attended your appointment to hand in the application in person. If you have sent an application where you are not required to meet in person, but only need to upload the application documents electronically, you cannot get the fee refunded after you have uploaded the documents.
If you want an application fee refunded, you must contact the police district or the embassy responsible for your application. UDI cannot assist you with reimbursement.
If you have already handed in your application in person but wish to withdraw it, even if you will not be reimbursed, you must notify us in writing. You can write a short letter explaining that you wish to withdraw your application. The letter must be signed by you, the applicant. You must send the letter electronically. When we receive the information that you want to withdraw your application, we will dismiss the case and send you a written confirmation.
As a general rule, we can only dismiss a case if the applicant sends a written request to withdraw the application. Dismissing means that we close the case without processing it.
If you are a reference person, sponsor or host parent and wish to withdraw your consent for the applicant to stay with you in Norway, you must send a written notification of this to UDI. You can write a short letter in which you explain that you wish to withdraw your consent for the applicant to stay with you. You must send the letter electronically. If you withdraw your consent, this will be stated in the decision (rejection) that the applicant receives.
We cannot dismiss a case because the reference person/sponsor/host parent wishes to. If any of these persons want to withdraw the application, we must still process the case, but it will be rejected on the basis that consent has been withdrawn.
If a person with power of attorney wishes to withdraw the application due to a separation, we must still process the application, but it will be rejected. The power of attorney expires when we receive information about the separation.
The application fee cannot be refunded when the reference person/sponsor/host parent withdraws consent. This is because the application will be processed.
Suppose you have a renewable permit and have registered an application for renewal or permanent residence permit online within seven calendar days before your current permit expires. In that case, you have the same rights as your current permit even if you have not met with the police yet.
If you already have a permanent residence permit or permanent right of residence, you still have the same rights even if you do not have a valid residence card. For example, you still have the right to work, you have the same rights to support from NAV, and you are still registered as a resident in Norway in the National Population Register. The police also have access to systems where they can see that you have a permanent residence permit or permanent right of residence. You should not travel abroad without a valid residence card.
Suppose you have a residence permit that can be renewed (information on this can be found in your decision letter), and you have not been able to book an appointment with the police before the expiry of the permit. In that case, you can document legal residence yourself.
If you have registered an application for renewal or permanent residence permit online within seven calendar days before your current permit expires, you have the same rights as your current permit, even if you have not yet met with the police.
You can document this to public offices or employers by showing your residence card and your decision letter together with the receipt of the application received online.
Your residence card shows the date your residence permit expires. The receipt reference number shows the time when the application was registered. The first four digits of the number show the year the application was registered. The next four digits show the date (YYYYMMDD). For example, the receipt number beginning with 20200815 shows that you registered the application on 15 August 2020.
How can you find the receipt for a registered application online?
To see the receipt, you must log in, go to the overview of your applications, select the relevant application and press "View application" or "Go to application". You then get to the receipt page.
You can not contact the UDI for a confirmation
The UDI will not see when you have registered the application online in our computer systems and can not confirm that you still have the same rights as for your current permit. You must follow the description above to document legal residence until you get an appointment with the police.
You can document this to public offices or your employer by showing your residence card and your decision together with the receipt of the application received online.
Your residence card shows the date your residence permit expires. The receipt reference number shows the time when the application was registered. The first four digits of the number show the year the application was registered. The next four digits show the date (YYYYMMDD). For example, receipt numbers beginning with 20200815 show that the application was registered on 15 August 2020.
How can you find the receipt for a registered application online?
To see the receipt, you must log in to the application portal (external website), go to the overview of your applications, select the relevant application and press the button at the bottom of the page that leads to the receipt.
You should not contact the UDI for confirmation
The UDI does not see when you have registered the application online in our computer systems. Therefore, we are not in a position to confirm that you have the same rights as your current permit. You must follow the description above to document legal residence until you get an appointment with the police.
If you are an EU/EEA citizen, you can document that you have a right of residence to other public offices with the documents provided for the group to which you belong in this list.
The family members of an EU/EEA citizen have a right of residence in Norway if the EU/EEA citizen has a right of residence. Suppose you are a family member of an EU/EEA citizen. In that case, you can show that you have a right of residence by documenting that your family member, who is an EU/EEA citizen, has a right of residence in Norway. You can do this as described above. You must also be able to present documentation of your family relationship with the EU/EEA citizen.
If you get an error message when you log in, we recommend that you try this:
If you still get error messages, you can contact the UDI's technical support staff on chat or by sending an e-mail. If you send an email, please include screenshots and an explanation of the problem.
You will find a list of draft applications and applications that you have sent if you log in here.
If your application is not in the overview of sent applications, there may be various reasons for this:
If you still experience problems, you can contact UDI's technical support on chat or by sending an email. If you send an email, please include screenshots and an explanation of the problem.
If you get an error when trying to book an appointment, we recommend that you try this:
If you still receive an error message, contact the UDI's support staff by chat or e-mail. If you send an email, please include screenshots and an explanation of the problem that occurs.
If the “Book an appointment” button is not visible on the receipt page in the Application Portal, there are currently no free appointments to book at your police station. In that case, you must check again later to see if new appointments have been made available.
It is only possible to hand in the application to the meeting place you selected in the application.
If you have booked an appointment, you still have this appointment. If you cannot remember when the appointment is, you should search your email inbox for emails from the address email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then find the email with the time and date of the appointment. You will also find an email with the list of documents you must bring to the appointment.
If you are handing in a new application, you can use another account that you still have access to, or create a new account.
If you have already handed in your application documents, we will process your application as normal. UDI sends all the necessary correspondence to you on Digipost or by regular post.
If you have received an answer to your application and you are going to book an appointment with the police to take a picture for a residence card, you must use the same account as when you registered the application. If you no longer have access to this account, you must call the police to make an appointment.
If you experience technical problems, you can contact the UDI's technical support on chat or by sending an e-mail. If you send an email, please include screenshots and an explanation of the problem.