Tag Archives: asylum

969 asylum seekers in August

Immigration

6304 people have sought asylum in Norway so far this year, which is almost a half compared to the same period in 2009. In August, 969 people searched for asylum, which is a small increase compared to previous months. "Also this year, we see that more asylum seekers in August than any other month" said Hanne Jendal, ...

Sharp increase in voluntary returns

1,019 people returned voluntarily to their home countries in 2009. That is an increase of 79 percent. In order to protect the right to asylum and protection, it is important that persons who have received rejections to their asylum applications leave Norway. It is in the best interests of everyone that this takes place through ...

Record number of asylum seekers to Norway

UDI

So far this year close to 10 thousand refugees have arrived in Norway. This is an increase by 45 per cent compared to last year. These numbers indicates that 2009 might be a new record year for asylum seekers arriving in Norway. In 2008 around 14.400 asylum seekers arrived in Norway. This number is nearly doubled from the ...

Transit camps for asylum seekers in Africa?

The high influx of asylum seekers to Norway continues. So far this year the number of applicants is already 2500 higher than at the same time last year, which was also a record year. The Progress Party wants transit camps in Africa. From 2007 to 2008 the number of aylum seekers to Norway increased by 121 ...

New Measures in Norwegian Immigration Policy

 Photo: Scanpix

The Government has introduced new measures in the immigration policy that will ensure that the Norwegian practice in areas of importance differs as little as possible from other European countries. This is a continuation of the tightening measures from 2008, where SV dissented. The Government has introduced new measures in the immigration policy that will ensure ...

Stronger demands on documented identity in asylum cases in Norway

Dag Terje Andersen. Photo: www.grenseland.org

  The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has received instructions to request stronger demands on documented identity in asylum cases. If an asylum seeker refuses to do what is practically possible to document his or her identity, then the authorities will, to a larger extent, deny or issue a limited permission. The fact that very few asylum ...

30,000 asylum seekers arrive without passports

Since 2005 33,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Norway without a passport or ID documents, and most of them are still in Norway, according to Aftenposten. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) will now refuse to give them work permit. According to the police, there are several reasons why a large number of asylum sekers dispose ...