Internal restructuring
Norge; Oslo og Akershus;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

150 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date


The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) will cut its staff by up to 200 employees, due to a sharp decline in the number of new asylum seekers. All the employees who will now be dismissed were recruited during the migrant crisis in 2015 and have temporary employment contracts. A majority of those affected were newly educated when hired. Most work with application processing in Oslo, some work in regional offices. No permanent employees will be dismissed.

From 2015 to 2016, Europe as a whole saw the number of asylum seekers decline by 7 percent. By contrast, the number of asylum seekers to Norway declined by 90 percent in the same period. In the first nine months of 2017, 3,052 individuals applied for asylum in Norway. The current forecast estimates between 2,000 and 12,000 new asylum seekers in 2018. The 2018 budget for the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, based on a projection of 6,000 new asylum seekers, will be reduced by about 18 percent or NOK  200 million (€21,6 million), compared to the 2017 budget.


  • 12 October 2017: Dagens Næringsliv
  • 12 October 2017: Nettavisen


Eurofound (2017), Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 92276, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92276.