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

Police District or officeHow long the police takeYour application may be forwarded to the UDI within
Agder Police District 10 weeks 8 weeks
Finnmark Police District 4 to 8 weeks 2 weeks
Innlandet Police District 2 to 3 months 1 week to 3 months
Møre og Romsdal Police District 6 to 8 weeks 2 weeks
Nordland Police District 8 to 14 days 14 days
Oslo Police District 3 months 3 months
Southwestern Police District 4 weeks  4 weeks
Southeastern Police District 2 months  2 months
Troms Police District 6 to 8 weeks  2 weeks 
Trøndelag Police District 3 months   1 to 2 weeks 
Western Police District 2 month  2 month
Eastern Police District 2 weeks   2 weeks