Applying for retention of citizenship

A person who acquired Norwegian citizenship at birth, but who has not resided in Norway for a total period of two years, or in Norway and other Nordic countries for a total of seven years, shall lose his or her Norwegian citizenship upon reaching the age of 22. A person with sufficient connection to Norway may, however, apply for retention of his/her Norwegian citizenship.

NB! Due to the Covid-19 situation, the Embassy has implemented restrictions in services requiring personal attendance at the embassy. These restrictions are subject to change and are published on the booking portal for appointments