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Bilateral agreements

Document-ID : 2009-10-03
Entry info force : 10.03.2009
Documentdate : 10.03.2009

Memorandum of Understanding on the operational co-operation against illegal migration between the Government of the Kingdom of Norway and the Government of the Republic of Burundi

 

The Government of the Republic of Burundi and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, hereinafter referred to as the «Participants»,
 
       Confirming the importance of co-operation and mutual support concerning migration affairs, in particular for the purpose of combating illegal migration,
 
       Recognizing the right of all citizens to leave and to return to their country as a basic human right enshrined, inter alia, in Article 13(2) of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 12 of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
 
       Consenting to adhere to the Standards and Recommended Practices of the Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Convention of Chicago) concerning deportees,
 
       Have come to the following understanding:

  1. This Memorandum of Understanding relates to the departure from Norway of subjects of the Republic of Burundi who do not – or no longer – have a right to residence in Norway.
          According to Norwegian policy voluntary return of such foreign nationals is preferred, encouraged and actively supported.
  2. The authorities of the Republic of Burundi accept the return of nationals of Burundi on the terms mentioned under 1, and whose Burundi nationality has been established by the embassy of the Republic of Burundi accredited to Norway.
  3. Within the framework of establishing nationality, the relevant Norwegian authorities will provide the embassy of the Republic of Burundi accredited to Norway with all available and relevant information about the alleged Burundi nationality and identity of the person mentioned under 1.
  4. The relevant Norwegian authorities are responsible for organising the presentation in person of the alleged subject of Burundi for the embassy of the Republic of Burundi accredited to Norway.
  5. On the basis of the information provided and the presentation in person referred to under 3 and 4, the embassy of the Republic of Burundi accredited to Norway will establish whether the alien presented is a subject of Burundi.
  6. In cases in which the Burundi nationality is established, the embassy of the Republic of Burundi accredited to Norway will issue a written statement certifying the Burundi nationality. The relevant Norwegian authorities will be informed verbally in cases in which it is not possible to establish Burundi nationality.
  7. The relevant Norwegian authorities will provide a travel document for the purpose of realising the return of the Burundi alien involved to Burundi on the basis of the statement certifying their nationality as referred to under 6.
  8. The relevant Norwegian authorities will inform the Burundi National Police about the date of arrival and flight data, along with the person's personal data, at the latest by seven work-days prior to realising the return of the deportee.
  9. Should alleged Burundian nationals for whom a Burundi embassy has not issued a written statement certifying Burundi nationality be returned, Burundi authorities will establish the nationality upon arrival.
  10. In cases referred to under 9, where Burundi nationality has not been established, Norwegian authorities will ensure that the return to Norway takes place as quickly as possible after the authorities have refused entry; the possible accommodation expenses and the costs of the return to Norway will be at the expense of the Norwegian authorities.
  11. The Participants shall set up a joint expert group (hereinafter referred to as «the Expert Group») which will in particular have the task
          (a) to monitor the application of this Agreement;
          (b) to propose amendments to this Agreement and its Annexes when necessary;
    The Expert Group shall meet when necessary at the request of one of the Participants.
  12. The text of this Memorandum of Understanding shall be made available to individuals and organisations upon request.
  13. In the event of a participant opting out of this Memorandum of Understanding, sufficient notice of at least 6 months shall be given to the other participant.

        Signed in Oslo, on the 10th day of March in the year 2009 in duplicate in the French, Norwegian and English languages, each of these texts being equally authentic. In case of divergences, the English text shall prevail.

Latest changes
  • New: 2009-10-03 Memorandum of Understanding on the operational co-operation against illegal migration between the Government of the Kingdom of Norway and the Government of the Republic of Burundi (4/28/2014)

    The readmission agreement between Norway and Burundi that entered into force in 2009, is now available on the portal.

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