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.
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".