Norway Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Norway. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available. – Welcome to Europe

This hyperlink – – leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries.

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Arbinsgate 7, 0253 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 84 29 00
Fax: +47 22 84 29 01  
Contact person: Hanne Hareide Skårberg

Juss-Buss is an initiative of the law students from the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. Juss –Bus provides free legal assistance and representation in individual cases. It is working with issues where refugees’ need for legal assistance is greatest. These include immigration, employment, family law and issues of debt. Juss-Buss accepts new requests on Mondays between 10:00-15:00 and on Thursdays 17:00-20:00. It does not accept requests of a legal nature via email. Please contact them by phone or visit their office.

The MiRA Centre / In English
PB 1749 Vika, 0121 Oslo / Storgata 38, Oslo
Tel: +47 22 11 69 20

The MiRA Resource Center for Black, Immigrant and Refugee Women provides a meeting place where women and young girls with minority backgrounds can come together to discuss their issues and support one another. They offer services and guidance regarding education choices, family difficulties, gender and racial discrimination at work as well as legal and psychological counselling.

Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS)
Pb. 8893 Youngstorget, 0028 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 36 56 60
Fax: +47 22 36 56 61

If the phone above does not answer, ring Communication Advisor, Tel: +47 22 36 56 60

The Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) aims to advance the interests of asylum seekers in Norway. According to NOAS’ principles, the organisation provides legal aid or welfare assistance to persons who seek and/or have been granted asylum status and protection in Norway. NOAS also engages in refugee policy matters as well as works to combat racism and xenophobia.

Selvhjelp for innvandrere og flyktninger – Self Help for Immigrants and Refugees (SEIF)
PO Box 6856, St. Olav’s place, 0130 Oslo
Oslo Office Director: Gerd Fleischer
Tel: +47 22 03 48 30

Selvhjelp for innvandrere og flyktninger (SEIF) is a voluntary and independent organisation, established in 1986. They provide information about rights, duties, laws and regulations, as well as how to contact lawyers and public offices. SEIF also offers practical assistance with filling in forms, applications, editing letters, contacting authorities and making appointments, and will accompany you to these appointments to give support. In addition, they also assist LGBTI individuals seeking asylum, immigrants and refugees. Their aim is to help the new habitants to find their way in the Norwegian society, and to obtain sufficient information to solve their own problems.