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: 27.11.2019

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 always check whether the country you are a citizen of accepts that you get dual citizenship, or if you will lose your citizenship automatically if you become a Norwegian citizen. You must check this with the authorities in this country, for example through an embassy. 

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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