Norway allows dual citizenship from 1 January 2020


From 1 January 2020, it will be allowed to have one or more citizenships in addition to a Norwegian citizenship.

Published: 13.10.2017 - Last changed: 02.01.2020

The rules will change both for those who already are Norwegian citizens, and for those who are applying for Norwegian citizenship.

You must also check the rules of the other country 

In order for you to have dual citizenship, the other country you are a citizen of must also allow this. 

You must make sure what the rules are in the country you are now a citizen of. You can for example look for information on an official website which belongs to the authorities in this country or ask an embassy.

You do not have to inform Norwegian authorities that you wish to keep your previous citizenship. 

What is your situation?

  • I wish to get back my Norwegian citizenship

  • I am a Nordic citizen and I am going to submit/have already submitted a notification to become a Norwegian citizen

  • I have already applied for Norwegian citizenship

  • I am planning to apply to become a Norwegian citizen

  • I got dual citizenship when I was born, and am under the age of 22

  • I have become a Norwegian citizen, but have been told to renounce (give up) my previous citizenship

  • I have been given a promise of Norwegian citizenship

  • I am Norwegian and wish to become a citizen of another country

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