Immigration Act

Act of 15 May 2008 On the entry of foreign nationals into the kingdom of Norway and their stay in the realm (Immigration Act)



Section 38 Residence permit on the grounds of strong humanitarian
considerations or a particular connection with Norway

A residence permit may be granted even if the other conditions laid down in the Act
are not satisfied provided there are strong humanitarian considerations or the foreign
national has a particular connection with the realm.
To determine whether there are strong humanitarian considerations, an overall
assessment shall be made of the case. Importance may be attached to, among other
things, whether:

(d) the foreign national has been a victim of human trafficking.


Chapter 11A Representatives of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors

Section 98 a Scope of the provisions in this chapter

The provisions of this chapter apply to persons under 18 years of age (minors) who
are applying for protection and who are in the country without parents or other
persons with parental responsibility. The same applies when those who have
parental responsibility are no longer able to exercise that responsibility for the minor.
The provisions of this chapter apply correspondingly to unaccompanied minors who
apply for a limited residence permit under special arrangements for persons who are
assumed to be victims of human trafficking under section 38.
The Guardianship Act with appurtenant regulations, and provisions regarding
guardians in other legislation, shall apply insofar as they are relevant.