The Government intensifies the demands of income for family immigration

Sylvi Listhaug.Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug.Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix.Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

An immigrant who wants to get a family member to Norway must have an annual income of at least 305,200 kroner since the government is now increasing the requirement by 50,000 kroner.

The increase is around 20 percent of today’s requirements and it will take effect from 9th May, said the minister of Immigration and Integration, Sylvi Listhaug.

Today, an immigrant who wishes to be reunited with a family member documents an annual income of at least 252,000 kroner for the application to be granted.

From an integration perspective, it is important that whoever gets to Norway, does not depend on social assistance to get means of subsistence, but that the person is part of a family that is self-supporting, says Listhaug.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

 

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