Norway has signed the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees from 1951 (Refugee Convention), and is therefore obliged to grant refugees protection. The Immigration Act of 1988 determines who is entitled to protection in Norway.
Asylum is given only to persons who have a well-founded reasons to be granted an asylum or residence permit. Social and economical difficulties do not qualify for asylum or a residence permit.
The UDI (Norwegian Directorate of Immigration) has the main responsibility for the handling of asylum seekers in Norway.
The general rule is that this status is only granted in specific cases to those defined as refugees according to § 16 in the Immigration Act. A refugee within the meaning of the Act is any foreign national who falls in under Article 1 A of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951, cf. The Protocol of 31 January 1967.
Please be informed that the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Baku is not implementing the immigration policy and not in the position to assist foreign nationals to get an asylum in Norway.
If your case falls into the above-mentioned categories you have to apply to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Baku (UNHCR).
If you have any further queries, please contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Baku.