Section 65. Power to make administrative decisions

Administrative decisions regarding temporary or permanent residence permits, renewal and revocation shall be made by the Directorate of Immigration. The Directorate of Immigration also decides questions of protection against removal under section 73 and applications for travel documents and immigrant passports under section 64.
The King may issue regulations providing that the police may decide applications for temporary and permanent residence permits and for renewal of temporary residence permits. The King may also provide that the police shall be permitted to decide first-time applications and applications for renewal of immigrant passports, and to grant initial applications and applications for renewal of travel documents. The King may also issue regulations providing that applications for temporary residence permits may be decided by Norwegian foreign service missions.