How to apply to keep your Norwegian citizenship


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Do you wish to hand in the application in Norway: No, wish to apply from abroad

Which country are you applying from?: South Africa

How to apply

Print out the checklist and gather the necessary documents

Fill in your application

Hand in the application and documents in person

Are you applying to keep your Norwegian citizenship?

Please register your application in the Application Portal, and choose the embassy or consulate closest to you.

When handing in your documents on the checklist, please go to the embassy/consulate you selected in the Application Portal or your closest Norwegian embassy or consulate general (external website, opens in new window). Please contact the embassy/consulate in advance to arrange a time. 

Are you submitting a notification of Norwegian citizenship?

Please fill in the paper form "Notification of citizenship". When handing in your documents on the checklist, please go to your closest Norwegian embassy or consulate general (external website, opens in new window). Please contact the embassy/consulate in advance to arrange a time. 

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