The authorities in Norway decided to ease the entry rules for Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war after the massive Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In this regard, the government of Norway ensures that citizens of Ukraine who seek international protection in Norway will be eligible to register in several places in the country, TheSchengen.com reports.
According to the authorities in Norway, such a decision will make it easier for Ukrainians seeking asylum.
“We are visiting Norway on standby for a refugee crisis that could be very large and demanding. Therefore, the government is now ensuring that asylum seekers can register in several places in Norway. This will reduce pressure on the National Access Center in Rhode and make it easier for Ukrainians who are already residing in Norway place other than Eastern Norway to register,” Minister for Justice and Emergency Management Emily Inger Mehl noted in this regard.
The authorities in European countries have simplified entry rules, and have welcomed a large number of Ukrainians due to the current situation in the latter.
The increasing number of asylum seekers from Ukraine has caused the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) to constantly work to increase the number of reception places.
UDI has announced a new agreement with service providers to offer a large number of temporary places to people fleeing war in Ukraine.
The Minister stressed that all Ukrainians seeking international protection in Norway should register at the National Arrival Center in Rade while emphasizing that the country’s authorities are taking further steps and strengthening the Police Migration Union (PU) with nearly 100 positions to further strengthen the police capacity in Rade .
In addition, PU has also expanded the ability to sponsor people seeking international protection before registering at Scandic Helsfyr.
The police will initially register asylum seekers in several places in eight police districts – Agder, Sur Viest, Viest, More og Romsdal, Trondelag, Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. The police will need some time to prepare for this. Therefore, registration will be ready as of Wednesday, March 16th at noon. 08.00 to ensure correct and equal practice across the country. In this regard, Mehl indicated that it might be appropriate to carry out the registration in several places if the need arises.
According to figures provided by the United Nations refugee agency, more than 2.6 million Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia invaded it on February 24, while the number is expected to increase further.