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Norway - Renew Your Resident Permit

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  1. You register your application for a renewal of a permit through the online Application Portal Norway and book an appointment to hand in the necessary documentation to the local police. Authorities cannot start processing your application until you have personally handed in your documentation. To register to the Application Portal Norway:
  2. If you are not able to use the Application Portal Norway, you fill out a paper application form. Then you must call the local police to find out when and where can you hand in the application form and supporting documents. The police renew most types of permits. If the police are in doubt as to whether your application can be granted, they will forward it to the UDI for processing. The police cannot make decisions concerning rejections.

Fast Track Process

  1. You use the Fast track process by logging onto the Application Portal Norway and choose Use f-code.
  2. You must book an appointment with the police when registering a Fast track renewal, in order to hand in documents. You should be aware that some police districts may have long waiting times to get appointments. It is advisable that you register your application and book an appointment as soon as you have received an F-code.
  3. To speed up the processing of your case, please bring all of the necessary documents.
  • If you have a Norwegian travel document that must be renewed, you must register a separate application in Application Portal Norway. Click on Go to application forms in order to find the form.
  • If you currently hold a residence permit, and have done so for three years in a row, you may qualify for permanent residence. If you wish to apply for a permanent residence permit, please ignore the F-code.
  • If you have not received an F-code, you must apply by the standard renewal process. If you have not received an F-code 75 days before your current permit expires, you must apply for a renewal through the regular procedure. You will find the correct form by choosing Go to application forms. The expiry date of your current residence permit is found on your residence card, or on the label in your passport. It is not possible to request an F-code by contacting the police or the UDI.

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Required Documents[edit]

Both applicants who register their applications online and those who hand in a paper version need to bring your passport and other necessary documentation to the police station.

  • If you apply online, you will at the same time book an appointment for handing in your documents to the police. You will not have to wait in line when you turn up for your appointment.
  • If are not applying online you need to contact the embassy to find out when to hand in the documents along with the application form.

When you have handed in your passport and other necessary documentation we will start to process your application.

You need to hand in:

In addition, you must enclose documentation relating to the particular permit you are applying for:

Residence permits for work:

When you apply to renew these kinds of permits, you must normally hand in the same documents as the first time you applied. To view list of which documents to hand in, follow link:

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration

Mail address


Postboks 8108 Dep.

NO-0032 Oslo



The e-mail address cannot be used if you have questions regarding applications or rules and procedures. Contact: for these types of inquiries.

Visiting address


Hausmanns g. 21

0182 Oslo



  • For general inquiries, please call the switchboard at +47 23 35 15 00 between 8.0015.45, Mon-Fri


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If you have received an email or text message reminder

If you have received an email or text message reminder concerning permit renewal, this means that you hold a permit that can be renewed. The reminder does not necessarily entail that you fulfil the requirements for a renewed permit.

It is primarily applicants who have previously registered their contact information in Application Portal Norway that will receive an email or text message. You are personally responsible for renewing your permit, regardless of whether you have received a reminder or not.

Please ignore this reminder if you have already registered an application for renewal via the internet, and have already booked an appointment for or presented documents.

The reminder is sent to the email address and/or mobile phone number registered in your previous application. If you are not the applicant himself/herself, but have nonetheless received a text message or email, the contact information may be changed directly in the renewal form in Application Portal Norway.

If you have received an F-code via email or text message

If you have received an email or text message with an F-code, you may renew your permit via the Fast track process. This will save time when registering your application, and you will only need to visit the police once.

If you have received an F-code after you have already applied for renewal, simply ignore the e-mail/text message.



Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The case processing time varies from police district to police district. If the police forwarded your application to the UDI for processing, you can find information about the expected case processing time by following the link:

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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If you apply for a renewal at least one month before your permit expires you will have the same rights with regards working, studying etc. while you are waiting for the Immigration Authority to process your applications, even if your permit expires before you have received an answer from them.


  • The application is not officially submitted until you have handed in the supporting documents to the police. It is not sufficient that you have registered the application through the Application Portal Norway. There might be a waiting time of several weeks to get an appointment with the police. The Immigration Authority recommends that you register your application online and book an appointment two to three months before your current permit expires.
  • If you fail to apply for a renewal within the deadline, you will not automatically be entitled to stay in Norway on the same terms during the waiting period.
  • If you apply for a renewal after your permit has expired, you will be without a valid permit while Authorities process your application. Applying too late may also mean that your residence will not be considered continuous, which means that you may have to wait longer before you can be granted a permanent residence permit (previously called a settlement permit).

Required Information[edit]

  • Your personal details
  • Details regarding identity/travel documents
  • Information about previous stays in Norway
  • Reason for the application
  • Time spent abroad
  • Information About Family members, if other family members are submitting an application at the same time as you
  • Criminal offences, if any

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Need for the Document[edit]

Holders of Residence Permit allows the person to reside in a country of which he or she is not a citizen. Most residence permits are renewable.

You must apply for a renewal at the latest one month before your permit expires in order to keep all your rights. The Immigration Authority recommends that you apply to-three months before the permit expires.

For EEA nationals (all citizens of EU/ EEA/ EFTA countries) and their family members, separate schemes apply. To know more:

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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