Tag Archives: UDI

Students in Svalbard to continue education on Norwegian mainland

A decision by the Ministry of Justice permits foreign students at the Longyearbyen school to be granted residency for secondary education on the mainland. "At Longyearbyen school in Svalbard, a limited education is available at the high school level, especially in the vocational course of study. Therefore, foreign students at the school can obtain a residence ...

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 ...

Frequently asked questions about the new Immigration Act

Many people have questions about the new Immigration Act. Here, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions, with links to further information. The subsistence requirementin relation to family immigration: My husband is going to apply for family immigration with me. Are there any changes to the subsistence requirement that will apply to us? ...

Reintegration support for voluntary return

The amount of NOK 10,000 is offered to people who return voluntarily to their home country. It is intended to make life easier in the initial period after returning. The Ministry of Justice and the Police has decided to continue the extended reintegration support scheme for people who choose to return voluntarily. The programme was initially ...

Norway to spend more money on asylum seekers

More than 13,379 people have sought asylum in Norway so far this year. This is as many as the entire number from last year. Norway's expenses in connection with asylum reception centers, immigration and integration will next year amount to NOK 11.5 billion, according to the proposed budget for 2010. This is an increase by NOK 2 billion ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lack of information limits import of labor to Norway

Despite the financial crisis, Norway has great demand for engineers, health professionals and information technology (IT) experts, but few are aware of the job opportunities here, according to a new report. The reason is limited available information abroad and stiff international competition, the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) states in the report. "We need IT specialists and health ...