2008 - The Immigration Act

Policy Field: 
Migration
Topic: 
Immigration Policy
Country: 
Major Implications of the Reform: 

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.