The applicant is the person who wishes to become a Norwegian citizen
If you have been convicted or fined by the police or if you are under investigation for a criminal offence, you might have to wait longer to become a Norwegian citizen.
From 1 January 2020, Norway will not ask you to give up your other citizenship in order to become a Norwegian citizen. You must still check whether the country you are a citizen of accepts that you get dual citizenship. You must check this with the authorities in this country.
It is not possible to apply yet. A new application form will be available on our website in the middle of January. When you apply, you will fill in an online application form, and then attend an appointment with your nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate general to hand in the documents we need to process your application. If you live in Norway, you will attend an appointment with the police.
It may sometimes happen that someone is issued a Norwegian passport even though they are not a Norwegian citizen. If you have been issued a Norwegian passport and discover that you are not a Norwegian citizen, you must notify Norwegian authorities. You must also hand back the Norwegian passport to the police where you live. If you have had a Norwegian passport without having been Norwegian, you may apply for Norwegian citizenship without paying a fee.
Your application will be processed more quickly if you ask the police or the foreign service mission to mark your application "Statsborgerforskriften §8-4".