Can I lose my citizenship?

In some cases, you may lose your citizenship.

Losing a citizenship means that UDI has decided that your citizenship is no longer valid. This may mean that you are no longer allowed to live in Norway, or that you will be granted a new residence permit, and that your residence period in Norway will restart.

There may be different reasons why you lose your citizenship, for example, if:

  • You (or your parents) were granted citizenship in another country before 1 January 2020
  • You apply to be released from your Norwegian citizenship
  • UDI revokes your citizenship

Here you will find more information about the revocation of citizenship.