Norway allows dual citizenship as of 1 January 2020

Beginning on 1 January 2020, it is allowed to have one or more citizenships in addition to Norwegian citizenship.

Published: 13.10.2017 - Last changed: 18.01.2022

This applies both to those who already are Norwegian citizens, and to 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, or have already submitted, a notification to become a Norwegian citizen

  • I have already applied for Norwegian citizenship

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

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

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