The police immigration office is closed due to the corona virus situation. If you had booked an appointment with the police before 14 April regarding an application for residency, citizenship or EEA registration, your appointment has regrettably been cancelled. For the moment, we do not know when the service can re-open, or when you can make a new appointment.
This information will be updated as soon as we know more.
Application for protection If you are applying for protection (asylum), it is important that you contact the police immediately upon arrival in Norway.
Your application will be processed by both the police and the UDI. The police check the documentation and the information you have given in your application. The UDI decides whether you will be granted citizenship or not.
The time it takes to process an application for citizenship varies. Your application will be processed by both the police and the UDI.
How long the police take to process an application for citizenship
When the UDI has made its decision, you will be notified. If you have been granted citizenship, you will be asked to collect your certificate of citizenship from a police station. You must make an appointment with the police to collect your certificate in person. Remember to bring valid proof of identity with you.