The change will apply at the earliest to applications submitted on 1 January 2022 or later, according to a proposal from the Ministry of Education. We will update the information about the new requirements when it is decided from which time the changes will apply.
What will the requirements be?
- The requirement for knowledge of oral Norwegian will be raised from level A2 to level B1 for the right to citizenship upon application
- It will no longer be required to do Norwegian language training or compulsory education in Norwegian and social studies in accordance with the Introduction Act to obtain citizenship
- It may be grant exemptions from the requirement for a test in oral Norwegian for applicants who, due to personal circumstances over which the person in question has no control or health reasons, are not able to reach level B1 in oral Norwegian
There will still be a requirement to have passed the citizenship test.
Here you will find more information about the bill from the government (external website) (content only available in Norwegian).