Your application may be forwarded to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). If that happens, the UDI's waiting times will apply.

The table below shows how long the different police districts take to process applications. The waiting time starts when you have handed all the necessary documents to the police and ends when you can expect a reply.

How long you have to wait may change. If the police can process the application, you will know the correct waiting time when you submit your application to the police. If the application is sent to the UDI for processing, you will receive a letter telling how long you have to wait.

Waiting time the first time you apply

Police District or office How long the police take Your application may be forwarded to the UDI within
Agder Police District 4 weeks 2 weeks
Finnmark Police District 8 weeks 2 weeks
Innlandet Police District 2 to 3 months 1 week
Møre og Romsdal Police District 2 months 3 weeks
Nordland Police District 1 to 2 weeks 1 to 2 weeks
Oslo Police District 3 months 3 months
Southwestern Police District 7 weeks 7 weeks
Southeastern Police District 4 months  
Troms Police District   2 weeks
Trøndelag Police District   1 to 2 weeks
Western Police District   1 month
Eastern Police District   1 week

Waiting time to renew your immigrant's passport or refugee travel document

Police District or office How long the police take Your application may be forwarded to the UDI within
Agder Police District 8 weeks 4 weeks 
Finnmark Police District 4 to 8 weeks  2 weeks 
Innlandet Police District  1 to 2 months   1 week to 2 months 
Møre og Romsdal Police District  2 months 3 weeks 
Nordland Police District  1 to 14 days  1 to 2 weeks 
Oslo Police District  3 months  3 months  
Southwestern Police District  7 weeks   within 7 weeks 
Southeastern Police District     
Troms Police District  1 day to 15 weeks  2 weeks 
Trøndelag Police District  2 to 6 months  1 to 2 weeks
Western Police District  2 months  2 months 
Eastern Police District  6 weeks 2 weeks