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Bilateral agreements

2007-06-08
Document-ID : 2007-06-08
Entry info force : 01.12.2008
Documentdate : 08.06.2007

Agreement between Norway and Russia on readmission

AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY

AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

ON READMISSION


THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY

and

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION,

hereinafter referred to as “the Parties”

DETERMINED to strengthen their cooperation in order to combat illegal immigration more effectively,

DESIRING to establish, by means of this Agreement and on the basis of reciprocity, rapid and effective procedures for the identification and return of persons who do not, or no longer, fulfil the conditions for entry to, presence in, or residence on the territories of Norway or the Russian Federation and to facilitate the transit of such persons in a spirit of cooperation,

HAVING REGARD to the Joint Declaration concerning the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway to the Agreement of 25 May 2006 between the European Community and the Russian Federation on Readmission.

EMPHASISING that this Agreement shall be without prejudice to the rights, obligations and responsibilities of Norway, and the Russian Federation arising from International Law including International Human Rights law rules, as confirmed, in particular, by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 16 December 1966, the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951 and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees of 31 January 1967, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 4 November 1950 and Protocol No 4 thereto of 16 September 1963, and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 10 December 1984,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:


ARTICLE 1

Definitions

For the purpose of this Agreement:

(a) "Readmission" shall mean the transfer by the requesting State and admission by the requested State of persons (own nationals of the requested State, third-country nationals or stateless persons) who have been found illegally entering, being present in or residing in the requesting State, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

(b) "National of Norway" shall mean any person who holds the nationality of Norway in accordance with its legislation.

(c) "National of the Russian Federation" or "Russian National" shall mean any person who holds the nationality of the Russian Federation in accordance with its legislation.

(d) "Third-country national" shall mean any person holding a nationality other than that of Norway or the Russian Federation.

(e) "Stateless person" shall mean any person who does not hold the nationality of Norway or the Russian Federation, and who has no evidence of holding the nationality of any other State.

(f) "Residence authorisation" shall mean an official permit of any type issued by Norway or the Russian Federation entitling a person to reside on the territory of Norway or the Russian Federation. This shall not include temporary permissions to remain on the territory of the said States in connection with the processing of an asylum application or an application for a residence authorisation.

(g) "Visa" shall mean an authorisation issued or a decision taken by Norway or the Russian Federation, which is required with a view to entry in, or transit through, the territory of Norway or the Russian Federation. This shall not include the specific category of airport transit visa.

(h) "Requesting State" shall mean the State (Norway or Russian Federation ) submitting a readmission application pursuant to section III or a transit application pursuant to section IV of this Agreement.

(i) "Requested State" shall mean the State (Norway or Russian Federation ) to which a readmission application pursuant to section III or a transit application pursuant to section IV of this Agreement is addressed.

(j) "Competent Authority" shall mean any national authority of Norway or the Russian Federation entrusted with the implementation of this Agreement, as designated in the bilateral implementing Protocol concluded between Norway and the Russian Federation in accordance with Article 20(a) of this Agreement.

(k) "Border region" shall mean an area which extends up to 30 kilometres from the common land border between Norway and the Russian Federation, as well as the territories of seaports including custom zones, and International airports of Norway and the Russian Federation.

(l) "Border crossing point" shall mean any crossing point authorised by Norway or the Russian Federation for the crossing of their respective land and sea borders, including at International airports and seaports.

(m) "Transit" shall mean the passage of a third country national or a stateless person through the territory of the requested State while travelling from the requesting State to the country of destination.


SECTION I

READMISSION OBLIGATIONS BY THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

ARTICLE 2

Readmission of Russian nationals

1. The Russian Federation shall admit, upon application by Norway and in accordance with the procedure provided for in this Agreement, any person who does not fulfil, or no longer fulfils, the conditions in force for entry to, presence in, or residence on the territory of Norway provided it is established, in accordance with Article 9 of this Agreement, that such person is a national of the Russian Federation.

The same shall apply to illegally present or residing persons who possessed the nationality of the Russian Federation at the time of entering the territory of Norway but subsequently renounced the nationality of the Russian Federation in accordance with the national laws of the latter, without acquiring the nationality or a residence authorisation of Norway or any other State.

2. After the Russian Federation has given a positive reply to the readmission application, the competent diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation shall irrespective of the will of the person to be readmitted, as necessary and without delay, issue a travel document required for the return of the person to be readmitted with a period of validity of 30 calendar days. If, for any reason, the person concerned cannot be transferred within the period of validity of that travel document, the competent diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation shall issue a new travel document with a period of validity of the same duration without delay.


ARTICLE 3

Readmission of third-country nationals and stateless persons

1. The Russian Federation shall admit, upon application by Norway and in accordance with the procedure provided for in this Agreement, any third-country national or stateless person who does not fulfil, or no longer fulfils, the conditions in force for entry to, presence in, or residence on the territory of Norway provided that evidence can be furnished, in accordance with Article 10 of this Agreement, that such person:

(a) holds, at the time of submission of the readmission application, a valid visa issued by the Russian Federation and has entered the territory of Norway directly from the territory of the former; or

(b) holds, at the time of submission of the readmission application, a valid residence authorisation issued by the Russian Federation; or

(c) unlawfully entered the territory of Norway directly from the territory of the Russian Federation. 

2. The readmission obligation provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article shall not apply if :

(a) the third-country national or stateless person has only been in airside transit via an international airport of the Russian Federation; or

(b) Norway has issued the third country national or stateless person with a visa or residence authorisation unless that person is in possession of a visa or residence authorisation, issued by the Russian Federation, which has a longer period of validity; or

(c) the third-country national or stateless person enjoyed visa-free access to the territory of Norway.

3. After the Russian Federation has given a positive reply to the readmission application, Norway shall issue the person concerned with a travel document recognised by the Russian Federation.


SECTION II

READMISSION OBLIGATIONS BY NORWAY

ARTICLE 4

Readmission of nationals of Norway

1. Norway shall admit, upon application by the Russian Federation and in accordance with the procedure provided for in this Agreement, any person who does not fulfil, or no longer fulfils, the conditions in force for entry to, presence in, or residence on, the territory of the Russian Federation provided that it is established, in accordance with Article 9 of this Agreement, that such person is a national of Norway.

The same shall apply to illegally present or residing persons who possessed the nationality of Norway at the time of entering the territory of the Russian Federation but subsequently renounced the nationality of Norway in accordance with the national laws of the latter, without acquiring the nationality or a residence authorisation of the Russian Federation or any other State.

2. After Norway has given a positive reply to the readmission application, the competent diplomatic mission or consular office of Norway shall irrespective of the will of the person to be readmitted, as necessary and without delay, issue a travel document required for the return of the person to be readmitted with a period of validity of 30 calendar days. If, for any reason, the person concerned cannot be transferred within the period of validity of that travel document, Norway shall issue a new travel document with a period of validity of the same duration without delay.


ARTICLE 5

Readmission of third-country nationals and stateless persons

1. Norway shall admit, upon application by the Russian Federation and in accordance with the procedure provided for in this Agreement, any third-country national or stateless persons who does not fulfil, or no longer fulfils, the conditions in force for entry to, presence in, or residence on the territory of the Russian Federation provided that evidence can be furnished in accordance with Article 10 of this Agreement that such person:

(a) holds, at the time of submission of the readmission application, a valid visa issued by Norway and has entered the territory of the Russian Federation directly from the territory of the former; or

(b) holds, at the time of submission of the readmission application, a valid residence authorisation issued by Norway; or

(c) unlawfully entered the territory of the Russian Federation directly from the territory of Norway.

2. The readmission obligation provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article shall not apply if

(a) the third-country national or stateless person has only been in airside transit via an international airport of Norway; or

(b) the Russian Federation has issued to the third country national or stateless person a visa or residence authorisation unless that person is in possession of a visa or residence permit, issued by Norway, which has a longer period of validity; or

(c) the third-country national or stateless person enjoyed visa-free access to the territory of the Russian Federation.

3. After Norway has given a positive reply to the readmission application, the Russian Federation shall issue the person to be readmitted with a travel document recognised by Norway.

SECTION III

READMISSION PROCEDURE

ARTICLE 6

Readmission application

1. Subject to paragraph 2, any transfer of a person to be readmitted on the basis of one of the obligations contained in Articles 2 to 5 of this Agreement shall require the submission of a readmission application to the competent authority of the requested State.

2. By derogation from Articles 2 to 5 of this Agreement, no readmission application shall be needed where the person to be readmitted is in possession of a valid national passport and, where such person is a third-country national or stateless person, also holds a valid visa or residence authorisation of the State which has to admit such person.

3. If a person has been apprehended in the border region of the requesting State after illegally crossing the border coming directly from the territory of the requested State, the requesting State may submit a readmission application within 2 working days following such person's apprehension (accelerated procedure).

ARTICLE 7

Content of readmission applications

1. Any readmission application shall contain the following information:

(a) the particulars of the person concerned (e.g. given names, surnames, date of birth, and – where possible – place of birth, and the last place of residence);

(b) indication of the evidence regarding nationality, unlawful entry and residence, and the grounds for the readmission of third-country nationals and stateless persons as set forth in Articles 3(1) and 5(1) of this Agreement.

2. To the extent possible, the readmission application should also contain the following information:

(a) a statement indicating that the person to be transferred may need help or care, provided the person concerned has explicitly consented to the statement;

(b) any other protection or security measure which may be necessary in the individual transfer case.

3. A common form to be used for readmission applications is attached as Annex 1 to this Agreement.

ARTICLE 8

Reply to the readmission application

A reply to the readmission application shall be given in writing.

ARTICLE 9

Evidence regarding nationality

1. Nationality pursuant to Article 2(1) and Article 4(1) of this Agreement can be established by means of at least one of the documents listed in Annex 2 to this Agreement, even if its period of validity has expired. If such documents are presented, Norway and the Russian Federation shall mutually recognise the nationality without further verification being required.


2. If none of the documents listed in Annex 2 to this Agreement can be presented, nationality pursuant to Article 2(1) and Article 4(1) of this Agreement may be established by means of at least one of the documents listed in Annex 3 to this Agreement, even if its period of validity has expired.

If documents listed in Annex 3 A to this Agreement are presented, Norway and the Russian Federation shall mutually deem the nationality to be established unless they can prove otherwise.

If documents listed in Annex 3 B to this Agreement are presented, Norway and the Russian Federation shall mutually deem it as a ground to start an appropriate verification.

3. Nationality may not be established by means of false documents.

4. If none of the documents listed in Annexes 2 or 3 to this Agreement can be presented, the competent diplomatic representation or consular post of Norway or the Russian Federation shall, upon request, make arrangements with the competent authority of the requesting State to interview the person to be readmitted without undue delay in order to establish his or her nationality. The procedure for such interviews shall be established in the implementing Protocols provided for in Article 20 of this Agreement.

ARTICLE 10

Evidence regarding third-country nationals and stateless persons

1. Proof of the grounds for the readmission of third-country nationals and stateless persons laid down in Article 3(1) and Article 5(1) of this Agreement may be furnished through at least one of the documents listed in Annex 4 to this Agreement. Any such proof shall be mutually recognised by Norway and the Russian Federation without any further verification being required.

2. Indirect evidence of the grounds for the readmission of third-country nationals and stateless persons pursuant to Article 3(1) and Article 5(1) of this Agreement may be furnished through at least one of the documents listed in Annex 5 to this Agreement.

If means of evidence listed in Annex 5 A to this Agreement are presented, Norway and the Russian Federation shall deem the conditions to be established unless they can prove otherwise.

If means of evidence listed in Annex 5 B to this Agreement are presented, Norway and the Russian Federation shall deem it as a ground to start an appropriate verification.

3. Proof of the grounds for readmission of third-country nationals and stateless persons may not be furnished through false documents.

4. The unlawfulness of entry, presence or residence shall be established by means of the travel documents of the person concerned in which the necessary visa or residence authorisation for the territory of the requesting State is missing. A duly motivated statement by the requesting State that the person concerned has been found not having the necessary travel documents, visa or residence authorisation shall likewise provide prima facie evidence of the unlawful entry, presence or residence.

ARTICLE 11

Time limits

1. The application for readmission shall be submitted to the competent authority of the requested State within a maximum of 180 calendar days from the date when the requesting State's competent authority has gained knowledge that a third-country national or a stateless person does not fulfil, or no longer fulfils, the conditions in force for entry, presence or residence.

2. A readmission application must be replied to within a maximum of 25 calendar days from the date of confirmed receipt of the readmission application. Where there are legal or factual obstacles to the application being replied to in time, the time limit shall, upon duly motivated request, be extended up to 60 calendar days.

3. In the case of a readmission application submitted under the accelerated procedure in accordance with Article 6(3) of this Agreement, a reply shall be given within 2 working days (defined in accordance with the legislation of the requested State) from the confirmed receipt of the readmission application.

4. Upon expiry of the time limits referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article, the readmission shall be deemed to have been agreed to.

5. The person concerned shall be transferred within 90 calendar days. In the case of a transfer under the accelerated procedure in accordance with Article 6(3) of this Agreement, the person concerned shall be transferred within 2 working days. Upon duly motivated request, this time limit may be extended by the time taken to deal with legal or practical obstacles. The time limits provided for in this paragraph shall begin to run with the date of receipt of a positive reply to the readmission application.

ARTICLE 12

Refusal of a readmission application

Reasons shall be given for refusal of a readmission application.

ARTICLE 13

Transfer modalities and modes of transportation

1. Before transferring a person, the competent authorities of Norway and the Russian Federation shall make arrangements in writing and in advance regarding the transfer date, the border crossing point and possible escorts.

2. All means of transportation, whether by air, land or sea, shall be allowed for the purpose of transfer. Return by air shall not be restricted to the use of the national carrier or the staff of the requesting State and may take place by using scheduled flights as well as charter flights.


SECTION IV

TRANSIT OPERATIONS

ARTICLE 14

General principles

1. Norway and the Russian Federation shall restrict the transit of third-country nationals or stateless persons to cases where such persons cannot be returned to the State of destination directly.

2. The Russian Federation shall allow the transit of third-country nationals or stateless persons if Norway so requests, and Norway shall authorise the transit of third-country nationals or stateless persons if the Russian Federation so requests, if the onward journey through other States of transit and the admission by the State of destination is assured.

3. Transit may be refused by Norway or the Russian Federation:

(a) if the third-country national or the stateless person runs the risk of being subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or the death penalty or of persecution because of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political conviction in the State of destination or another State of transit; or

(b) if the third-country national or the stateless person will be subject to criminal prosecution or sanctions in the requested State or in another State of transit; or

(c) on grounds of public health, domestic security, public order or other national interests of the requested State.

4. Norway or The Russian Federation may revoke any authorisation issued if circumstances referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article subsequently arise or come to light which stand in the way of the transit operation, or if the onward journey in possible States of transit or the readmission by the State of destination is no longer assured. In this case, the requesting State shall take back the third-country national or the stateless person, as necessary and without delay.

ARTICLE 15

Transit procedure

1. An application for transit operations must be submitted to the competent authorities in writing and shall contain the following information:

(a) type of transit (by air, land or sea), possible other States of transit and intended final destination;

(b) the particulars of the person concerned (e.g. given name, surname, date of birth and – where possible – place of birth, nationality, type and number of travel document);

(c) envisaged border crossing point, time of transfer and possible use of escorts;

(d) a declaration that from the viewpoint of the requesting State the conditions pursuant to Article 14(2) of this Agreement are met, and that no reasons for a refusal pursuant to Article 14(3) of this Agreement are known of.

A common form to be used for transit applications is attached as Annex 6 to this Agreement.

2. The requested State shall, in writing, inform the competent authorities of the requesting State of the consent to admission, confirming the border crossing point and the envisaged time of admission, or inform it of the admission refusal and of the reasons for such refusal.

3. If the transit operation is effected by air, the person to be readmitted and possible escorts shall be exempted from having to obtain a specific airport transit visa.

4. The competent authorities of the requested State shall, subject to mutual consultations, support the transit operations, in particular through the surveillance of the persons in question and the provision of suitable amenities for that purpose.

SECTION V

COSTS

ARTICLE 16

Transport and transit costs

Without prejudice to the right of the competent authorities to recover the costs associated with the readmission from the person to be readmitted or third parties, all transport costs incurred in connection with readmission and transit as far as the border-crossing point of the requested State shall be borne by the requesting State.

SECTION VI

DATA PROTECTION

ARTICLE 17

Data Protection

The communication of personal data shall take place only if such communication is necessary for the implementation of this Agreement by the competent authorities of Norway or the Russian Federation as the case may be. When communicating, processing or treating personal data in a particular case, the competent authorities of Norway shall abide by the relevant Norwegian legislation, and the competent authorities of the Russian Federation shall abide by the relevant legislation of the Russian Federation. Additionally the following principles shall apply:

(a) personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully;

(b) personal data must be collected for the specified, explicit and legitimate purpose of implementing this Agreement and not further processed in a way incompatible with that purpose;

(c) personal data must be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which they are collected and/or further processed; in particular, personal data communicated may concern only the following:

– the particulars of the person to be readmitted (e.g. surname, given name, any previous names, other names used/by which known or aliases, date and place of birth, sex, current and any previous nationality),

– identity card or passport (type, number, period of validity, date of issue, issuing authority, place of issue),

– stop-overs and itineraries,

– other information needed to identify the person to be readmitted or to examine the readmission requirements pursuant to this Agreement;

(d) personal data must be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;

(e) personal data must be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the data were collected or for which they are further processed;

(f) both the competent authority communicating personal data and the competent authority receiving personal data shall take every reasonable step to ensure as appropriate the rectification, erasure or blocking of personal data where their processing does not comply with the provisions of (c) and (d) of this Article, in particular because those data are not adequate, relevant, accurate, or they are excessive in relation to the purpose of processing. This includes the notification of any rectification, erasure or blocking of such data to the other Party;

(g) upon request, the competent authority receiving personal data shall inform the competent authority communicating personal data of the use of the communicated data and of the results obtained therefrom;

(h) personal data may be communicated only to the competent authorities entrusted with the implementation of this Agreement. Further communication to other bodies requires the prior consent of the competent authority communicating personal data;

(i) the competent authority communicating personal data and the competent authority receiving personal data are under an obligation to make a written record of the communication and receipt of personal data.

SECTION VII

IMPLEMENTATION AND APPLICATION

ARTICLE 18

Relation to other International obligations

1. This Agreement shall be without prejudice to the rights, obligations and responsibilities of Norway and the Russian Federation arising from International Law, and in particular from:

(a) the Convention of 28 July 1951 and the Protocol of 31 January 1967 relating to the Status of Refugees;

(b) the European Convention of 4 November 1950 for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;

(c) the Convention of 10 December 1984 against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment;

(d) International treaties on extradition and transit;

(e) Multilateral international treaties containing rules on the readmission of foreign nationals, such as the Convention on International Civil Aviation of 7 December 1944.

2. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent the return of a person under other formal or informal arrangements.

ARTICLE 19

Joint expert group

1. The Parties shall set up a joint expert group (hereinafter referred to as "the Expert Group") which will, in particular, have the task:

(a) of monitoring the application of this Agreement;

(b) of deciding on arrangements necessary for the uniform execution of this Agreement;

(c) of deciding on amendments to the Annexes to this Agreement;

(d) of proposing amendments to this Agreement;

2. The Expert Group shall meet where necessary at the request of one of the Parties.

ARTICLE 20

Implementing Protocols

The Parties shall conclude implementing Protocols which shall cover rules on:

(a) the competent authorities, the border crossing points, the exchange of information on contact points and the languages in communication;

(b) the modalities for readmission under the accelerated procedure;

(c) the conditions for escorted transfers, including the transit of third-country nationals and stateless persons under escort;

(d) proofs and evidence additional to those listed in the Annexes 2 to 5 to this Agreement;

(e) the procedure for interviews provided for in Article 9 of this Agreement;

SECTION VIII

FINAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 21

Annexes

Annexes 1 to 6 shall form an integral part of this Agreement.

ARTICLE 22

Entry into force, duration and termination

1. This Agreement shall be ratified or approved by Norway and the Russian Federation in accordance with their internal procedures.

2. Subject to paragraph 3 of this Article, this Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the Parties notify each other that the procedures referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article have been completed. If this date is before the date of the entry into force of the agreement between Norway and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of Norway and the Russian Federation, this Agreement shall only enter into force on the same date as the latter.

3. The obligations set out in Articles 3 and 5 of this Agreement shall only become applicable 3 years after the date referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article. During that 3-year period, they shall be applicable only to stateless persons and nationals from third-countries with which the Russian Federation has concluded bilateral treaties or arrangements on readmission.

4. This Agreement shall be concluded for an unlimited period.

5. Each Party may denounce this Agreement by officially notifying the other Party. This Agreement shall cease to be in force six months after the date of receipt of such notification.

Done in Moscow on the ........ day of ............. in the year 2007 in duplicate in the, Norwegian, Russian and English languages, each of these texts being equally authentic. In the case of any differences in interpretation, the English text shall be the operative one.

For the Government

of the Kingdom of Norway



For the Government
of the Russian Federation


 


ANNEX 1

 

 

[Emblem of the Russian Federation]

....................................................................................

................................................................................…

.........................................................................................

(Place and date)

(Designation of the competent authority of the requesting State)

 

       

Reference: .............................................……………

ACCELERATED PROCEDURE

To

................................................................……….…

 

................................................................……….…

................................................................…………

(Designation of the competent authority of the requested State)

 

READMISSION APPLICATION

pursuant to Article 7 of the Agreement of ........... between Norway and the Russian Federation on readmission

A. PERSONAL DETAILS

1. Full name (underline surname):

...........................................................………………………………

2. Maiden name:

...........................................................………………………………

3. Date and place of birth:

...........................................................………………………………

Photograph

4. Sex and physical description (height, colour of eyes, distinguishing marks etc.):

………………………………………………………………………………………….................………………….

5. Also known as (earlier names, other names used/by which known or aliases):

..........................................................................................................................………....................……………….

6. Nationality and language:

..........................................................................................................................……..…...................………………

7. Civil status (where possible) ð married ð single ð divorced ð widowed

If married: name of spouse................................................................................................................................

Names and age of children (if any) ...........................................................................................

...........................................................................................

………………………...………………….........................

...........................................................................................

8. Last address in the requesting State:

....................................................................................................................................………....................…………

9. Last place of residence in the requested State

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


B. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES RELATING TO THE TRANSFEREE

1. State of health
(e.g. possible reference to special medical care; Latin name of contagious disease):
............................................................................................................................................………………………

2. Indication of particularly dangerous person
(e.g. suspected of serious offence; aggressive behaviour):

............................................................................................................................................………………………

C. MEANS OF EVIDENCE ATTACHED

1. …...............................................................…………

(Passport No)

......................................................................…………

(date and place of issue)

..................................................................…………

(issuing authority)

......................................................................………..

(expiry date)

2. ................................................................…………

(Identity card No)

......................................................................…………

(date and place of issue)

..................................................................…………

(issuing authority)

......................................................................…………

(expiry date)

3. .................................................................…………

(Driving licence No)

......................................................................………...

(date and place of issue)

..................................................................…………

(issuing authority)

......................................................................…………

(expiry date)

4. .................................................................…………

(Other official document No)

......................................................................…………

(date and place of issue)

.................................................................…………

(issuing authority)

......................................................................…………

(expiry date)

D. OBSERVATIONS

....................................................................................................................................................................……………

....................................................................................................................................................................……………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....

.............................................

(Signature of the competent authority of the requesting State) (Seal/stamp)


ANNEX 2

LIST OF DOCUMENTS

FOR PROOF OF NATIONALITY

– Passports of any kind of Norway or the Russian Federation (e.g. domestic passports, citizens' foreign passports, national passports, diplomatic passports, service passports and special passports);

– certificate for return to the Russian Federation;

– citizenship certificates or other official documents that mention or indicate citizenship (e.g. birth certificate);

– service books and military identity cards;

– seamen's registration books, skippers' service cards and seamen's passports.


ANNEX 3

LIST OF DOCUMENTS

FOR INDIRECT EVIDENCE OF NATIONALITY

ANNEX 3 A

– Official photocopies of any of the documents listed in Annex 2 to this Agreement,

– official statements made for the purpose of the accelerated procedure, in particular, by border authority staff and witnesses who can testify to the person concerned crossing the border.

ANNEX 3 B

- Photocopies of any of the documents listed in Annex 2 to this Agreement,

– driving licenses or photocopies thereof,

– any other official document issued by the authorities of the requested State,

– company identity cards or photocopies thereof,

– written statements by witnesses,

– written statements made by the person concerned and language spoken by him or her, including by means of an official test result.


ANNEX 4

LIST OF DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF THE GROUNDS
FOR THE READMISSION OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS
AND STATELESS PERSONS

– Valid visa and/or residence authorisation issued by the requested State,

– entry/departure stamps or similar endorsement in the travel document of the person concerned or other evidence of entry/departure (e.g. photographic, electronic or biometric).


ANNEX 5

LIST OF DOCUMENTS FOR INDIRECT EVIDENCE OF
THE CONDITIONS FOR THE READMISSION OF
THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS AND STATELESS PERSONS

ANNEX 5 A

– Official statements made for the purpose of the accelerated procedure, in particular, by border authority staff and witnesses who can testify to the person concerned crossing the border.

ANNEX 5 B

– Name tickets of air, train, coach or boat passages which show the presence and the itinerary of the person concerned from the territory of the requested state to the territory of the requesting State,

– passenger lists of air, train, coach or boat passages which show the presence and the itinerary of the person concerned from the territory of the requested state to the territory of the requesting State,

– tickets as well as certificates and bills of any kind (e.g. hotel bills, appointment cards for doctors/dentists, entry cards for public/private institutions, etc.) which clearly show that the person concerned stayed on the territory of the requested State,

– official statements made, in particular, by border authority staff and witnesses who can testify to the person concerned crossing the border,

– official statement by the person concerned in judicial or administrative proceedings,

– description of place and circumstances under which the person concerned has been intercepted after entering the territory of the requesting state,

– information showing that the person concerned has used the services of a courier or travel agency,

– information related to the identity and/or stay of a person which has been provided by an International Organisation,

– reports/confirmation of information by family members, travelling companions, etc.,

– statement by the person concerned.


ANNEX 6

[Emblem of the Russian Federation]

....................................................................................

................................................................................…

.........................................................................................

(Place and date)

(Designation of the competent authority of the requesting State)

Reference:

.............................................……………

To

................................................................……….…

................................................................……….…

................................................................…………

(Designation of the competent authority of the requested State)

TRANSIT APPLICATION

pursuant to Article 15 of the Agreement of ........... between

Norway and the Russian Federation on readmission

A. PERSONAL DETAILS

1. Full name (underline surname):

...........................................................………………………………

2. Maiden name:

...........................................................………………………………

3. Date and place of birth:

...........................................................………………………………

Photograph

4. Sex and physical description (height, colour of eyes, distinguishing marks etc.):

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5. Also known as (earlier names, other names used/by which known or aliases):

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6. Nationality and language:

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7. Type and number of travel document:

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B. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES RELATING TO THE TRANSFEREE

1. State of health

(e.g. possible reference to special medical care; Latin name of contagious disease):

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2. Indication of particularly dangerous person

(e.g. suspected of serious offence; aggressive behaviour):

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C. TRANSIT OPERATION

1. Type of transit

q by air

q by sea

q by land

2. State of final destination

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3. Possible other States of transit

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4. Proposed border crossing point, date, time of transfer and possible escorts

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5. Admission assured in any other transit State and in the State of final destination (Article 14(2) of the
Agreement between the Russian Federation and Norway on readmission)

q yes

q no

6. Knowledge of any reason for a refusal of transit (Article 14(3) of the Agreement between the
Russian Federation and Norway on readmission)

q yes

q no

D. OBSERVATIONS

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(Signature of the competent authority of the requesting State) (Seal/stamp)


JOINT DECLARATION

CONCERNING ARTICLES 2(1) AND 4(1)

The Parties take note that, according to the nationality laws of Norway and the Russian Federation, it is not possible for a citizen of Norway or the Russian Federation to be deprived of his or her nationality.

The Parties agree to consult each other in due time, should this legal situation change.


JOINT DECLARATION

CONCERNING ARTICLES 3(1) AND 5(1)

The Parties agree that a person "has entered directly" from the territory of the requested State within the meaning of these provisions if such person arrived by air, land or sea on the territory of the requesting State without having entered a third country in between. Airside transit stays in a third country shall not be considered as entry.

Norwegian Directorate
of Immigration
Utlendingsdirektoratet
P.O. box 2098 Vika
NO-0125 Oslo
Norway

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