The decision states why your citizenship has been revoked. If you have not been granted a new residence permit after the citizenship was revoked, the decision will state so.
If you have provided incorrect or incomplete information in your application, or if you have intentionally withheld important information, 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. In some cases, the child’s citizenship can be revoked 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, the UDI can change the information so that the identity is correct.
A decision to revoke a citizenship means that the UDI decides that the citizenship is no longer valid. It 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 being granted a new residence permit and that the residence period in Norway restarts.
The UDI may decide that you will lose your citizenship if you have provided incorrect information about your identity.
When the UDI considers 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 the UDI receiving information from other authorities, for instance NAV or the police, indicating that someone has been granted residence on the wrong basis.
Sometimes the UDI receives new information that makes it necessary to take a closer look at your case. It may for example be that an application for family reunification contains different information than previously provided by you, or that an application for asylum from another family member includes contradictory information.
Revocation can for example take place if it turns out that you have intentionally provided us with incorrect information.
The UDI also receives tip-offs from private individuals, and we are aware that this may be based on misunderstandings or come from someone with a motive for revenge. Many of these tip-offs are therefore not investigated any further.