According to NTB’s report, Ministry of Justice has sent the new proposal for consultation. The extension of the requirements for residence is the result of cooperation between government parties (FRP and Conservatives), and Liberals (Venstre) and Christian democrats (KrF), writes VG.
According to the current regulation, people who stay in Norway for three years can get permanent residence permit. Permanent residence permit involves an extended protection against expulsion because of criminal acts and violations of immigration law.
– With this proposal, the foreign nationals must have a residence permit for at least five years before they can get permanent residence, says Justice and Public Security Minister Anders Anundsen (FRP).
One of the reasons for increasing the threshold is said to fight against granting permenant residence on fictitious grounds, such as a so-called marriages.