Agreed self-settlement in Stavanger
When a person has not been assigned a municipality for settlement from IMDi, it may be possible for self-settlement. Self-settlement means that a person may find suitable housing on their own in the municipality, according to given criteria.
Agreed self-settlement is for a person that
- Has not been assigned a settlement municipality from IMDi
- Is a private recident or staying at a reception center
- Has found housing in the private rental market
- Has been granted a recidence permit that entitles him/her to public assitance to settle in a municipality
- Is singel or adult without children
- Has been granted collective protection, families with children can also apply
This is what you have to do if you are a private resident and have recieved a residence permit
If you are a private resident in the municipality and have recieved a residence permit from UDI, you must first submit an application to IMDi for settlement with public assistance. This must be done within 6 months. Read more about this here Privatboende IMDi.
Direct link to the digital form to "Application form for settlement with public assistance" here.
Sumbit the documentation mentioned after the next point.
This is what you have to do if you live at a reception centre
As soon as possible after you have recieved a temporary recidence permit from UDI, talk to your settlement manager at the reception centre that you want to find private recidence in Stavanger. The reception center registers your request, and when the documentation below has been sent to Flyktningtjenesten in Stavanger, ask the reception to register it as well. IMDi will then recognize this in their system. It is not guaranteed that you will be settled in Stavanger. The case must be approved by Flyktningtjenesten and IMDi. If you already have been assigned to another municipality, it cannot be reversed.
What to do when you have found accommodation
Fill inn the following forms:
- Request form for self settlement in Stavanger
- Unsigned rental agreement
- Signed confirmation from the landlord (as well as inventory)
- Copy of UDI's decision (confirming residence permit and martial status)
- Copy of submitted form to IMDi "Application form for settlement with public assistance". (Applies only to private residents, not to persons staying at reception centres)
We recommend that you ask your contact person at the reception center to check and submit your documents. You can also personally deliver the documents at the reception desk at Flyktningtjenesten, Tinngata 8, 4014 Stavanger.
Feedback will be sent to you or your contactperson within 3 weeks.
Please note that you are reponsible for providing feedback to the landlord/owner of the house in case your request is not approved.
Requirements for acceptable accommodation
- The housing must be located in the municipality of Stavanger.
- The housing must be "approved for residential purposes" by the municipality, or with an approved exemption from the regulations by the municipality
- The duration of the contract must be for at least one year and with 3 months of mutual termination
- When ending the tenancy, both you and your landlord must give 3 months written notice
- The deposit guarantee may be up to 3 months and up to 3 years warranty period. This is issued by NAV after submitted application. Flyktningtjenesten may assist with an application to NAV
- Contract dates must start at least 3 weeks after submitting the request
Guidelines for coverage of expenses excluding electricity
- Studio/housing for single person: kr 6 500 per month
- One-bedroom home: kr 8 300 per month
- Two-bedrooms home: kr 10 500 per month
- Three-bedrooms home: kr. 14 500 per month
- Housing with four bedrooms or more, individual assessment
Important to remember
- Pay attention to basement and lofts/attic for rent. These are often not approved for residential purposes
- Do not sign the contract before you have received a letter confirming that your application for settlement in the municipality of Stavanger is approved. If you pay rent before your settlement is approved, you might not get your money back
- When you sign a private tenancy agreement, it is your personal responsibility to find new housing when you end the tenancy
- We recommend the website finn.no/hjerterom when you look for apartments for rent. At this site, you will also find important information concerning private renting.