The main rule is that you must have stayed in Norway with residence permits of at least one year's duration in order for the period to be included in the calculation of the residence period.
We can make exceptions from this requirement and also include permits of shorter durations if you have held
If you have stayed abroad for up to two months during one calendar year, that will have no bearing on the calculation of your residence period. This means that such stays abroad are regarded as residence in Norway, and time spent abroad will not be deducted. If you stay abroad for more than two months during a calendar year, however, the whole period abroad will be deducted, not just the part that exceeds two months. This is also the case if you were working abroad.
If you are stateless and over the age of 18, you must have resided in Norway continuously for the past three years holding permits of at least one year's duration. This means that you cannot have been
'The past three years' are reckoned from the date on which we made a decision in your case.
If you are over the age of 2 and under the age of 18 when you apply for Norwegian citizenship, and you have a Norwegian parent or you apply together with your mother or father, you must have stayed in Norway continuously for the past two years holding permits of a duration of at least one year. This means that you cannot have been
'The past two years' are reckoned from the date on which we made a decision in your case.
If you have not yet turned two when you apply, there is no requirement for residence period, but you must have applied for or have been granted a residence permit before we can process your application for citizenship.