NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP

Norwegian citizenship is defined by the Norwegian Nationality Act of December 8, 1950.

NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:
Birth within the territory of Norway does not automatically confer citizenship. Only in rare cases will citizenship be granted. Abandoned children of unknown parents are considered Norwegian citizens.

NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:
- Child born in wedlock acquires Norwegian nationality if the father or mother is a Norwegian national.
- Child born out of wedlock acquires Norwegian nationality if the mother is a Norwegian national.

NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION:
Norwegian citizenship may be granted upon fulfillment of the following conditions:
- Person is at least 18 years of age.
- Person has resided in Norway for the past seven years and has a record of good conduct.
- Does not owe more than NOK 20,000 in connection with child maintenance payments.
- Residence time limit for individuals married to a Norwegian national is computed thus: Take the period of time the individual has been married and add the period of time of residence in Norway. To be eligible for naturalization, the total must amount to at least eight years.
- Nordic nationals (from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden) are granted Norwegian
nationality after living in Norway for two years.
- Children are included in a parent’s application; adopted children are included, provided the adoption can be approved in Norway.

DUAL NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED.
Exceptions: The Norwegian Nationality Act permits an individual to be a national of more than one country in the following cases:
- If the individual acquired dual nationality at birth from their parents.
- If the individual was born of Norwegian parents in a country where a second nationality is based on birth in the country.
- If an individual is granted Norwegian nationality in accordance with the provision relating to “Notification through the County Governor’s Office” and “Persons born before 1979” whereby the former nationality is not automatically lost.

LOSS OF NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP:
VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of citizenship is granted under the condition that a new citizenship has been granted or soon will be granted. Letters of renunciation may be sent to nearest Norwegian Embassy.
INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Norwegian citizenship:Person voluntarily obtains foreign citizenship.

Norwegian citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Norwegian citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Norwegian immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Norwegian citizenship.

8 Thoughts on “NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP

  1. sorry to disappoint you, mate, but Norway isn’t a part of the EU :)

  2. hello.
    i am from india want family immigration to norway .please tell what is procedure
    thanks

  3. i am a filipino i have a child her father is a norwegian.what is the procedure to get her norwegian citizenship?email me.crnpolidario@yahoo.com

  4. I m Mahboob Alam Masum , I like to be a citizen of Norway. Can You tell how can I proceed to do it ??88

  5. Hello
    I m Mahboob Alam Masum from Bangladesh want to be a citizen of Norway. How can I be ??

  6. Hello;

    I am Mashallah from iran and want to get norwegian citizenship. Please get back to me for guidance.
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  7. HELLO, I FROM INDIA AND WANT FAMILY IMMIGRATION TO NORWAY OR WORKPERMIT.PLEASE REPLY EARLY,
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  8. is thier any law for immigration for investors and enterprenuers
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