What decision will be made after the asylum interview?

➡️ If your asylum application is accepted (e.g. you obtain a “yes”)

  • You will receive a letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). The letter will state that you have been granted protection (asylum) in Norway.
  • Your rights and obligations as a refugee in Norway are explained in the letter from UDI.
  • The police will contact you to set an appointment to release your residence card and travel document. You also be given a personal identity number.
  • Your residence permit to live in Norway lasts for five years from the date of the decision. This means that you must apply for a renewal or a permanent residence permit when the five years are coming to an end. You will receive a reminder about this before the end of the five years.
  • You will wait for information on which municipality you will live in.
  • When it is time to move to the municipality, you will be informed and receive help to move.
  • You have the right to work in Norway.
  • You have the right and obligation to attend Norwegian language and social studies courses. You will be told when you can start these courses.
  • You must follow and obey the law in Norway. Failure to do so may have negative consequences for your residence permit.

➡️ If your asylum application is denied (e.g. you obtain a “no”)

  • An appointed lawyer will communicate the negative decision to you.
  • You may appeal the decision. In such a case, the lawyer will help you to prepare the appeal against UDI’s decision.
  • You can ask UDI to remain in Norway while you wait for an answer to your appeal. If UDI agrees, you will remain in Norway until you have received a final decision and answer in your asylum case.

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