If you have applied for, or clearly accepted citizenship in another country, you will normally lose your Norwegian citizenship. You will not lose your Norwegian citizenship if you have been granted the new citizenship without asking for it. Read more about dual citizenship.
If you are a child under the age of 18, you will lose your Norwegian citizenship if the person or persons who have parental responsibility for you have applied for, or clearly accepted, citizenship in another country.
You can also automatically lose your Norwegian citizenship if one of your parents is granted citizenship in another country. The legislation in the country in question decides whether this will happen automatically, but it can in any case only happen if
If your parent/parents changed citizenship before 1 September 2006, special rules apply. Please contact the UDI to clarify what rules apply in such cases.
You can apply to be released from your Norwegian citizenship in three different situations:
There is no special application form. It is enough that you write a letter to the UDI. You must document that you meet one of the three requirements for being released from your Norwegian citizenship.
If you live abroad, you must go to the nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate (external website)to deliver the letter. If you live in Norway, you must go to the police to deliver the letter.
Children will not automatically lose their Norwegian citizenship if their parents are released from theirs. It is also possible to apply to have children released from their Norwegian citizenships, regardless of the age of the child and of whether the parents apply at the same time.
You can lose your Norwegian citizenship by having it revoked by the UDI. This can happen in two situations: