Dual citizenship


From 1 January 2020, it will be allowed to have other citizenships in addition to a Norwegian citizenship.

Who can have dual citizenship?

From 1 January 2020, it will be allowed to have other citizenships in addition to a Norwegian citizenship.

In order for you to have a dual citizenship, the other country you are a citizen of must also allow this. 

You must always check whether the country you are a citizen of accepts that you get a dual citizenship, or whether you will lose your citizenship automatically if you become a Norwegian citizen.  You must check this with the authorities in this country, for example through an embassy. 

What does it entail to have dual citizenship?

  • You have the same rights and obligations in relation to the Norwegian state as other Norwegian citizens.
  • You are entitled to have two passports, one from each country.
  • In principle, you are entitled to consular aid and help from the authorities of both countries. However, it can be difficult for Norwegian authorities to help you if you are staying in the country in which you have your other citizenship.

In principle, as a Norwegian citizen, you are obliged to serve your military service in Norway, but the rules vary depending on which other country you are a citizen of. If you have questions about military service, you can contact the Norwegian Armed Forces (external website).

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