Policy Document

The Immigration Act

Year

2008

Country

Norway

Topic

Migration

Subtopic

Immigration Policy

Main implications

The act provides the basis for regulating and controlling the entry and exit of foreign nationals and their stay in the realm, in accordance with the Norwegian immigration policy and international obligations. It also facilitates lawful movement across national borders and ensures legal protection for foreign nationals who are entering or leaving the realm, who are staying in the realm, or who are applying for a permit. The act shall provide the basis for protecting foreign nationals who are entitled to protection under general international laws or international agreements by which Norway is bound.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Eligible groups (non-Norwegian nationals)

Criteria for coverage

Not being a Norwegian national

Read the Law

Full Text Source in English

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/dokumenter/immigration-act/id585772/

Original full text source in native language

LOV-2008-05-15-35

Full text web source in English

https://udiregelverk.no/PageFiles/1720/Immigration%20act%20-%20updated%20as%20of%201%20april%202014%20.pdf

Original full text web source in native language

https://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/2008-05-15-35

Secondary Literature & Sources

Links to databases and sources for the analysis or evaluation of this policy field

Vevstad, Vigdis m.fl., red.: Utlendingsloven - kommentarutgave, 2010, isbn 9788215016313
Dybvik Øyen, Øyvind m.fl., red.: Lærebok i utlendingsrett, 2012, isbn 9788215020433

Author

Emily Moren Aanes & Anders Gravir Imenes
External Consultants

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2016): Policy: "The Immigration Act" (Information provided by Emily Moren Aanes & Anders Gravir Imenes). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].