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.

Applications for retention of citizenship submitted in Australia are handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Applications received by the Embassy in Canberra will be forwarded to the Embassy in Bangkok.