In February and the beginning of March it was difficult to book an appointment because there were many who applied at the same time after it became possible to hold dual citizenship.
Due to the corona situation the police immigration offices closed in March in order to prevent the spreading of the virus. The police will have limited capacity in the time to come, in order to keep in line with measures to prevent the spread of the virus. In several police districts it is therefore not possible to book an appointment at this time.
We ask you to stay updated through the police website for more information (external website), and check in your application if there are any new appointments available (external website).
You cannot contact the UDI to book an appointment.
We will not be able to process your case if you have not been to the police yet, or if the police have not sent your case to the UDI.
After you have attended your appointment, the police or the embassy will forward the application to the UDI. You will receive an email when UDI have received your case.
At the end of August, we turned on the automatic processing of notifications from Nordic citizens. The cases sent to the UDI by the police are now being processed continuously. Either automatically by the system or by a caseworker at UDI.
UDI still plans to turn on automatic processing for other types of cases in October. This means that everyone other than those who have submitted a notification for Nordic citizens (The Nationality Act §20) will receive a response to the application in October / November at the earliest.
We do not know in any more detail when you will receive an answer to your application. When the UDI starts processing these cases, we will update the information about waiting times each month.
Some of the cases will be processed automatically. “Automatic processing” means that a computer uses information that we have about you to assess whether you can be granted Norwegian citizenship, without a caseworker looking at your case. This is only relevant for those who have applied after 5 February 2020 (and have used the new forms).
Not all cases will be processed automatically. These are examples of cases that will not be processed automatically:
If your application is being processed by a case worker, it does not mean that there is something wrong with your case. It means that a computer is not able to process your application automatically. This may mean that you must wait longer until you receive an answer to your application.
Previously, those who were granted Norwegian citizenship had to book an appointment and meet in person at the police immigration office in order to collect their decision letter. This has now been changed. When we have processed your case we will send you the decision by post, or to your digital mailbox, if you have one. If your application for Norwegian citizenship has been granted, this letter will explain what you must do to get a Norwegian passport.