Suppose you are an athlete and participate in a major international championship. In that case, you may be exempt from the requirement of eight years of residence if you are going to represent Norway, and it is crucial for your participation in the championship that you are a Norwegian citizen. It is still required that you have had six years of residence in Norway during the last ten years.  

You must submit documentation showing that you will participate in such a championship, represent Norway, and may only participate as a Norwegian citizen to get an exemption.