Section 100. Biometric personal data in the form of a facial photograph and fingerprints

Biometric personal data in the form of a facial photograph and fingerprints may be collected and processed in order to identify or verify the identity of a foreign national who
  1. a.
    cannot provide proof of identity, or where there is reason to suspect that the foreign national has given a false identity,
  2. b.
    is applying for a residence permit under the Act,
  3. c.
    is applying for a Schengen visa, see section 10, a visa on humanitarian grounds, see section 11, or a national visa, see section 12,
  4. d.
    is applying for a local border traffic permit under an agreement between Norway and Russia,
  5. e.
    has been granted a residence permit or has had an application for a residence permit under this Act rejected, or
  6. f.
    has been rejected or expelled, or is believed to be staying in the realm illegally.
«Processing» means any use of the data, including registration in an electronic register, storage, search, recovery, deletion or a combination of different types of use. The police may use the register in connection with the investigation of one or more acts which in aggregate may be punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding six months.
In the case of processing of fingerprints in the context of the Dublin cooperation, see section 32, fourth paragraph, the provisions of section 101 apply.
The chief of police or a person authorised by the chief of police may decide that fingerprints and a facial photograph shall be taken forcibly. The foreign national may demand that the question of the lawfulness of such a coercive measure be brought before the court. The police shall ensure that the foreign national is informed of this right.
The King may issue further provisions on whom biometric personal data shall be taken from and on the processing of such data.