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UDI circulars

RS 2010-034
Document-ID : RS 2010-034
Case-ID : 09/1860
Documentdate : 01.01.2010
Receiver :

Chiefs of Police
Foreign service missions

The permanent and established relationship of cohabitation condition – the Immigration Act section 41

The Immigration Act section 41 stipulates the condition that the applicant and the sponsor must have lived together in a permanent and established relationship of cohabitation for at least two years and intend to continue their cohabitation. In principle, the requirement for a permanent and established relationship of cohabitation applies to the last two years.

In cases where the cohabitants have been forced to interrupt their cohabitation due to work or other practical reasons, the condition for a permanent and established relationship of cohabitation shall nonetheless be deemed to have been met when the parties can document regular contact to the extent to which their financial situation and work has permitted, and the parties have concrete plans to move together. It is a condition that the parties can document that they cohabited for at least two years prior to the interruption.

Karl Erik Sjøholt
Head of Department

Contact: The Managed Migration Department, Section for Family Immigration

Utlendingsdirektoratet
Norwegian Directorate
of Immigration

Postboks 8108 Dep
N-0032 Oslo
Phone: + 47 23 35 15 00

Editor in Chief: Stephan Mo
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