What happens to my application while I wait?

  1. Once you have submitted your application documents to the police, your case will be forwarded to UDI. The time this takes differs according to which police district you live in. You can ask the police how long it will take. When UDI receives your application, you will be notified by email or SMS. 
  2. The application is now waiting to be processed by UDI. Every month you will receive a confirmation by email or SMS which shows that your application is still in the queue.
  3. Some applications are automatically processed, without a case officer considering the case. You can read more about automatic processing of applications for Norwegian citizenship.
  4. Most applications are still processed by a case officer. If this is the case with your application, it does not mean that there is anything wrong with it. It just means that UDI has not managed to process the entire application automatically.
    Application processing by a case officer may entail that you will have to wait longer for an answer, but the application will be processed as soon as it is your turn. Please go to our guide to waiting time for applications for Norwegian citizenship for more information.
  5. When UDI has made a decision, we will notify you. If you have given someone power of attorney, the person will always be notified, and must inform you.