The Supreme Court of Norway is set to decide the threshold for when involvement in a serious crime forms the basis for exclusion from refugee status, with the case being heard on November 14th and 15th 2023.
UNE sees no signs of a peaceful resolution to the war in Sudan in the near future. To prevent cases from being left unprocessed for a long time, UNE has decided to resume the processing of Sudan cases. At the same time, we are lifting the suspension of the obligation to return.
The duty to return to Gaza, after receiving a final rejection of application for a residence permit, is temporarily suspended. This means that no one is being forcibly returned there now.
13/07/2023   Statements Case processing
During the first half of 2023, the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has processed around 3110 cases, compared to 2820 cases at the same time last year. Of the cases processed, approximately 18% were reversed.
In certain circumstances, instead of expulsion, UNE may require the individual to wait an extra three years before being eligible for a permanent residence permit.
The Government has instructed UNE to put right of residence cases for certain types of family members of EEA nationals in Norway on hold.
The duty to return to Sudan, after receiving a rejection of application for a residence permit, has been temporarily suspended until November 3, 2023. The police will not carry out forcible returns to Sudan during this period.
The minimum age for family establishment is not in conflict with the ECHR. Both parties must be at least 24 years old to apply for a permit to form a family.
A law from 2018 states that a foreigner with temporary residence permit can be expelled when the foreigner is prohibited from his right to be recognised as a refugee. The grand board will decide two such expulsion cases that raises principal questions on retroactivity related to The Constitution § 9
To be granted asylum, it must be “reasonably probable” that the applicant will act in such a way that he will be at risk for persecution, the ruling states.