Collective protection for Ukrainians in Norway
Ukrainian citizens who apply for protection in Norway will receive temporary collective protection for one year. Your protection permit may be extended. Collective protection means that the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) does not assess the need for protection individually but give Ukrainians fleeing the war in Ukraine and their family members collective protection.
Ukrainians who also have citizenship in a safe country will no longer be granted temporary collective protection in Norway. This applies from and including 20 December 2023, and also applies to those who are waiting for a response to an application for temporary collective protection.
If you have already been granted temporary collective protection in Norway, you may keep your permit.
UNE suspends returns to Gaza
The duty to return to Gaza after final rejection is temporarily suspended. This means that no one is being forcibly returned to Gaza for the time being. The reason is the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the worsening of the security situation and the humanitarian situation in Gaza. The West Bank is not covered by the suspension.