The disqualification period starts from when you were sentenced or accepted the fine.
|The prison sentence (or the 'alternative prison sentence' stated in the fine)||Disqualification period (the period you have to wait after you were sentenced or accepted the fine)||Disqualification period calculated after 1 June 2020|
|10 to 15 days||2 years||2,5 years|
|Up to 20 days||2 years||3 years|
|Up to 90 days||3 years||5 years|
|Up to 6 months||3.5 years||6,5 years|
|Up to 1 year||4.5 years||8 years|
|Up to 2 years||6 years||10 years|
|Up to 3 years||7.5 years||12 years|
|Up to 4 years||9 years||13,5 years|
|Up to 5 years||10.5 years||15 years|
|Up to 6 years||12 years||16,5 years|
|Up to 7 years||13.5 years||18 years|
|Up to 8 years||15 years||19,5 years|
|Up to 9 years||16.5 years||21 years|
|Up to 10 years||18 years||22,5 years|
|Up to 11 years||19.5 years||24 years|
|Up to 12 years||21 years||25,5 years|
|Up to 13 years||22.5 years||27 years|
|Up to 14 years||24 years||28,5 years|
|Up to 15 years||25.5 years||30 years|
|Up to 17 years||27years||31,5 years|
|Up to 18 years||28.5years||33 years|
|Up to 19 years||30 years||34,5 years|
|Up to 20 years||31.5 years||36 years|
|Up to and including 21 years||34.5 years||39 years|
If you are charged with or are put under investigation for a criminal offence while your application is being processed, the case processing will be suspended. Once the criminal case has been decided, you must yourself contact your local police district and request that the processing of your application be resumed.
If you have been convicted or fined several times, you have to wait for an extra long period.
This is how we calculate the disqualification period: We use the most recent disqualification period (the disqualification period that last expires) as the basis for the calculation and add half the disqualification period for each of your old convictions.
If you were sentenced to fines and imprisonment in the same court case, you have to add together the prison sentence and the alternative prison sentence stated in the fine. You then use the total number of days, months or years to find your disqualification period in the table.
If you have been convicted or fined abroad, you will be given the same disqualification period as you would have been given if convicted in Norway.
This does not apply if the offence you have been convicted of is not a criminal offence in Norway.
If you were given a stricter sentence than the maximum sentence for the same offence in Norway, your disqualification period will be based on the maximum sentence you could have been given in Norway.
Even if your prison time has expired, you will not be able to obtain Norwegian citizenship if you have not completed your prison sentence or the probation for a conditional prison sentence has expired. Then you have to wait until the sentence is completed or your probation has expired.
If you applied for citizenship before 1 June 2020, the waiting period in the left column applies to you. If you submitted your application to the police on 1 June 2020 or later, the waiting time in the column to the right applies.
If your citizenship application have been denied in the past because of punishable circumstances and you have not been punished again, you will not have to wait longer for the same punishable circumstances, even if you re-apply on 1 June 2020 or later.
If you are punished again after you last calculated the waiting time, your total waiting time will be longer. Then the rules in the far right table apply, and you add half the waiting time for each of your old judgments as well.