The decision letter will state why your citizenship has been revoked. It will also state whether you have not been granted a new residence permit after revocation of your citizenship.
You may lose your Norwegian citizenship if
Your citizenship was granted on false pretences
If you have provided incorrect or incomplete information in your application, or if you have intentionally withheld key details, and this was very important to the decision to grant your application, you may lose your Norwegian citizenship.
Children’s citizenships are normally not revoked
Children’s citizenships will normally not be revoked on the grounds of mistakes committed by their parents or grandparents. This also applies to children who have reached the age of majority, but who were under the age of 18 when they applied for, or were granted, Norwegian citizenship. A child’s citizenship can be revoked in some cases if the child does not have a strong connection to Norway.
If the child’s citizenship is not revoked and the child is registered with an incorrect identity, UDI can correct the information.
Losing your citizenship
What does it mean?
A decision to revoke a citizenship entails that UDI decides that the citizenship is no longer valid. This may mean that the person who loses their citizenship can not continue to live in Norway, either for a limited period of time or for the rest of their life. However, for many people it means they will be granted a new residence permit and that a residence period in Norway restarts.
Reasons for losing your citizenship
Incorrect information about your identity
UDI may decide that you will lose your citizenship if you have provided incorrect information about your identity.
The information you have provided is incorrect
When UDI is assessing whether you should lose your citizenship, we will always consider whether you can be granted another type of residence permit.
Revocation of citizenship often starts by UDI receiving information from other authorities, for instance NAV or the police, indicating that someone has been granted residence on the wrong basis.
Sometimes UDI receives new information that makes it necessary to take a closer look into your case. For example, an application for family reunification may contain different information than previously provided, or an application for asylum from another family member contains contradictory information.
Your citizenship may be revoked if it turns out that you have intentionally provided us with incorrect information.
UDI also receives tips from private individuals, and we are aware that this may be based on misunderstandings or motivated by revenge. Many of these tips are therefore not investigated any further.