You can now apply to take part in the identity clarification programme for Iraqis


Iraqis who have a residence permit in Norway even though there has been doubt about their identity, and who want to become Norwegian citizens, can now apply to take part in an identity clarification programme.

Published: 13.11.2018 - Last changed: 30.04.2019

In order to take part in the programme, you must have applied for Norwegian citizenship and applied to take part in the programme no later than 31 December 2019.

You can apply to take part in the programme if

  • you are registered in Norway with the wrong identity and Norwegian authorities granted you a residence permit before 31 December 2010 even though we had doubts about your identity, and 
  • you believe that you are registered in Norway with your correct identity, and you were granted a residence permit before 31 December 2010 even though Norwegian authorities were in doubt about whether this identity was correct

You can apply to take part  in the programme if you have applied for Norwegian citizenship before and been rejected. You can also apply if you have never previously applied for Norwegian citizenship.

Information about the programme

  • Who can apply to take part in the programme?

  • Who cannot apply to take part in the programme?

  • How to apply to take part in the programme

  • You cannot leave Norway while you are waiting for your identity to be changed

  • You can apply even though you do not fulfill all the requirements for Norwegian citizenship

  • You only pay a fee for the application for citizenship

  • What happens after you have applied?

  • How long must you wait?

  • What consequences will it have for you if your identity is clarified and changed?

  • Have you taken part in the pilot programme?

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