Norwegian Directorate of Immigration deports multiple Eritreans due to asylum fraud

UDIPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

After being ordered to examine the asylum application of 150 Eritreans, the UDI has expelled four and revoked the residence permit of 13 people.

Since the autumn of 2019, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has investigated the asylum cases of 150 Eritreans who have fled to Norway, sought protection, and been granted residence in the country, the newspaper Vårt Land writes.

The order to investigate these cases came from the Ministry of Justice (JD) and the then Minister of Justice Jøran Kallmyr (Frp).

The background was a report by Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) about an event in Oslo where both a high-ranking person from the Eritrean authorities and Eritrean refugees are said to have been present.

Process details

“The UDI chose 100 random cases and 50 cases where we had received tips or where incorrect information had been given when applying for asylum,” Christine Roca, unit manager for control at the UDI, stated.

After the first round, the UDI was left with 60 cases. Decisions have now been made in 24 cases, while 36 cases are still under investigation.

A total of 13 people have had their residence permits revoked either permanently or temporarily, while 11 cases have been dropped either due to lack of evidence or no evidence. Four cases have ended with deportation.

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