Foreigners and Integration

Both special services “Foreigners Authority and Head Office Integration” consist of the following areas: 

The special service Foreigners Authority is responsible for issuing residence permits as well as dealing with queries on the asylum procedure law and the registration, passport and identification system. The remit also includes the granting of benefits and support to asylum applicants as well being responsible for the Nationality Act and processing of naturalization applications.

• Foreigners

• Asylum

• Citizenship

• Passport and Registration

The Head Office for Integration is responsible for promoting the integration of immigrants and the communal life of locals and immigrants. This requires the office cooperating with individual district departments, with public and private institutions and non-profit organizations as well as individual immigrant organizations.