Shorter residence requirement for certain groups Citizenship

There are shorter residence requirements for certain groups than those who apply under the main citizenship rule. In some cases, exemptions may also apply to other requirements.

For a few limited groups of applicants, particular requirements of residence apply. Exemptions may also apply for some of the other requirements applicable under the main rule of citizenship. Here you will find information on which groups this applies, what requirements are applicable for the exemptions and the documentation you must submit to be assessed according to these exemptions.

Applies to the following groups

  • Researchers associated with a Norwegian research institution

  • Athletes

  • Household members of deployed personnel at a Norwegian foreign service mission or of military personnel

  • Foreigners who have held a Norwegian passport

  • «Kola Norwegians»

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