Refugees from Ukraine with collective protection to receive electronic ID in Norway

Photo: AP Photo / Petr David Josek

The Norwegian government is introducing an electronic ID for refugees from Ukraine with collective protection so that they can quickly access digital services.

“It is important to have easy access to services from, for example, the NAV, Lånekassen, or Helse-Norge,” Minister of Local Government and District Affairs Bjørn Arild Gram (SP) stated in a press release on Friday.

The government proposes that the Norwegian Digitization Directorate (Digdir) receive an additional grant of NOK 26 million for the project.

Strict requirements

In order to be issued an approved eID, there are strict requirements for identification, which will also apply to refugees from Ukraine. The individual must show up physically at an arrival center and show a passport, it is stated in the press release.

“The vast majority of those who now come to Norway from Ukraine have a mobile phone. Adults who can confirm their identity by showing a passport can then be issued an e-ID and thus gain access to services online,” Digdir director Steffen Sutorius stated.

Use of the e-ID solution presupposes that you fall under the scheme of collective protection and receive a so-called D-number (temporary ID) upon registration. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Refugees from Ukraine with collective protection to receive electronic ID in Norway"

  1. Love the photo. 🙂
    Kids like him should liven up the place considerably. 🙂

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