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UDI circulars

RS 2010-091
Document-ID : RS 2010-091
Case-ID : 16/02855
Last modified : 04.05.2016
Documentdate : 01.01.2010
Receiver :

The Asylum Department
The foreign service missions

Applications for protection (asylum) submitted to a Norwegian foreign service mission – the Immigration Act section 28 first paragraph, cf. the Immigration Regulations section 17-21 first paragraph

1. Introduction 

This circular provides guidelines for foreign service missions that receive enquiries about protection (asylum).

Pursuant to the Norwegian Immigration Act section 28 first paragraph (cf. the Immigration Regulations section 17-21 first paragraph), only a 'refugee who is in the realm or at the Norwegian border' may have a right to protection (asylum) on Norway by application.

The Directorate of Immigration occasionally receives letters/applications for protection (asylum) that are submitted from the applicant’s home country or a third country and that contain too little information to be registered in our archive. These cases cannot therefore be dealt with or processed in a satisfactory manner.

The Directorate requests foreign service missions that receive enquiries about protection (asylum) to handle them in accordance with the following guidelines:

2. Information to the applicants

Applicants shall be informed about the regulations and about the fact that, in principle, applications submitted from abroad will be rejected on formal grounds.

Applicants who are in a third country must be advised to contact UNHCR’s office in the country or region in question. The foreign service mission shall give the person in question written information about the address, telephone number, fax number etc. of the relevant UNHCR office(s).

The foreign service mission cannot refer applicants to UNHCR if they are in their home country.

3. Registration of applications

Applicants who have received information in accordance with section two of this circular, but who nevertheless insist on submitting an application for protection (asylum) in Norway through a Norwegian foreign service mission, shall fill in the application form for a first-time residence or work permit (GP-7028) that can be found in Appendix 1 to this circular. The application form is available in Norwegian at udi.no. For further information about how to requisition this application form in other languages, see Appendix 2.

The foreign service mission must help the applicant to complete the form correctly and in full. The applicant’s reason for applying for protection (asylum) must be enclosed on a separate sheet with any relevant documentation. The foreign service mission must make a copy of the applicant's travel document or other proof of identity to be enclosed with the application for protection (asylum).

The foreign service mission must inform the applicant that the case cannot be sent to the Directorate of Immigration for registration and processing if his or her complete identity (last name, first name, date and place of birth, nationality) and address are not stated in the form.

The foreign service mission shall register the application in NORVIS along with the necessary documentation, and expedite the case to the Directorate.


Hanne Jendal
Head of Department

Contact: The Directorate of Immigration, the Asylum Department

Latest changes
  • Changed: RS 2010-091 Applications for protection (asylum) submitted to a Norwegian foreign service mission – the Immigration Act section 28 first paragraph, cf. the Immigration Regulations section 17-21 first paragraph (5/4/2016)

    The last paragraph of the circular has been amended with information about how the foreign service missions shall submit the applications to the UDI.

  • Endret: RS 2010-091 Søknader om beskyttelse (asyl) fremmet ved norsk utenriksstasjon – utlendingsloven 28 første ledd, jf utlendingsforskriften 17-21 første ledd (5/4/2016)

    Siste avsnitt i rundskrivet er oppdatert med informasjon om hvordan utenriksstasjonene skal oversende søknadene til UDI.

  • Changed: RS 2010-091 Applications for protection (asylum) submitted to a Norwegian foreign service mission – the Immigration Act section 28 first paragraph, cf. the Immigration Regulations section 17-21 first paragraph (9/16/2013)

    The circular and attachments are updated with a link to the form GP-7028 and updated contact information for requisitioning this form in other languages from the Police.

Norwegian Directorate
of Immigration
Utlendingsdirektoratet
P.O. box 2098 Vika
NO-0125 Oslo
Norway

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